Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino, appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show on Thursday morning, offered his thoughts on the tight American League East division race. The Sox are on pace for 100 wins, but are still just 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees and five games in front of the Rays in the division.
"There won’t be much breathing room for the rest of the season, in my opinion," said Lucchino. "(The Yankees) aren’t going anywhere. They’re going to be around all season...Our view at the start of the season was that there were some teams that would be winning in the mid-90s in the number of games won, and the differences between them would be very slight. I’m not very surprised that this is the way it’s played out."
Lucchino also discussed the difference in operating philosophies between the Sox and Yankees, as well as the issue of whether the Yankees might make a run at Red Sox outfielder Jason Bay if he reaches free agency this offseason.
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