Hours before the Red Sox opened a seven game home stand, owner John Henry held an impromptu press conference in the back of Fenway Park's press box. During the thirty minute press conference he discussed a range of topics that included the jobs of manager John Farrell and general manager Ben Cherington, the teams performance, how he understands the fans displeasure and of course Jon Lester.
Boston Globe sports writer Alex Speier was at the press conference and tweeted out updates. One tweet read; "Henry: 'There won't be drastic change...I don't see that happening this year.'" Another read; "Henry: 'I don't think we need a shakeup... This is a great offensive team. They haven't shown it.'".
Henry was also asked about the payroll and if it was spend in the right places, his response was, "We should question that". Henry also said the he is responsible for the team and that they are "painful to watch".
It is clear that there is displeasure all around the organization, and that reaches up to the owner. While their is displeasure holding a press conference will not do much to change what is occurring, this team needs a physical change. What that change is, I'm not quite sure, but if things keep heading the direction that they are then we will find out soon.
Leave a comment below to discuss the changes that you think that the Red Sox need to make, especially if they go against what Henry said.