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 agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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