This Time It's Personal

Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe -- John Henry at Fenway, Oct. 24, 2007
(Boston Globe File Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

John Henry 'Personally Offended' By Manny Being Whiney

Herald: John Henry Fires Back at Manny
'Behind the Back' Comments Are An Affront to Sox Owner

“I find remarks that we have been anything other than completely straightforward to be personally offensive." -- 7.17.08, John Henry e-mail to Boston Herald

That's Just Manny Being Petey

Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez at Fenway, July 22, 2004
(Boston Globe File Photo / Matthew J. Lee)

Scott Boras Has Manny Stealing a Page from Pedro's Exit Plan

“I want no more (expletive) where they tell you one thing and behind your back they do another thing. I think I’ve earned that respect, for a team to sit down with me and tell me this is what we want, this is what we want to do.”-- 7.16.08, Manny Ramirez to the Boston Herald

Sounds Like Deja Vu All Over Again from the Dominican Diva II

''I sacrificed a lot of money by not being a free agent the next two years... I'll let you know what I deserve." -- 4.9.03, Pedro Martinez after the Red Sox picked up his $17.5m option seven months early

Based on John Henry Caving to Pedro, Manny May Have a Point

"Initially there was an issue of respect, but with the conversations we had, that faded away. I don’t think he believes that anymore. Then the issue of trust came up. A feeling on Pedro’s part that maybe we didn’t trust him that he’s healthy. By picking up the option now, we showed him that: 1. We trust you, you are healthy 2. We're committed to you." -- 4.7.03, John Henry on the Red Sox picking up Pedro's 2004 option in April 2003

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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