今年季中對 John Henry 13 分鐘的訪談如果嫌太長，就聽最後三分鐘
"We are in a bit of a transition … We really need to make this team younger … We haven't accomplished it yet. This is sort of the first year in moving …in setting things up so that we, essentially in 2008, have very little in the way of…I think we have Papi and very little else in the way of committed salary. So we are very well set up for the future." Henry went on to say that he was surprised at the club’s first place standing at the time.
Epstein told Henry... "The reason the Red Sox never win the World Series is because they're always concerned with what the newspapers are saying," he said. "There's a sort of extreme short-term thinking, always trying to build a super-team that wins the World Series that year. They're way too concerned with the Yankees, the fans, and the media. And now that we've won the World Series, it's a great opportunity to do what's right: ignore all that and build something that will last, something for the long haul."
對照一下 Freddy Sanchez 前不久接受訪問時說的 ....
“The Red Sox do not have a chance to experiment with many young players because they are trying to go to the World Series every year,” Sanchez said. “They cannot afford the ups and downs that you go through with young players.”
Freddy 說的沒錯，近 10 年只有 Nomar, Varitek, Nixon, Hillenbrand, Youkilis 5 個農場上來的先發野手在年年想拿冠軍的球迷面前活了下來，或是說球隊只給他們 5 人機會，這比例真是低
那 2007 會做很大的變動嗎？會給 Pedroia, Murphy ups and downs 的機會嗎？