Lucchino was asked how the Red Sox would stand up to the free-spending Yankees. "We're going to outwork and outsmart them," but he conceded that with New York's deep pockets, "It won't be easy."Shut up Larry...
He also believes it will be a three-team race in the AL East and he's happy with the makeup of the Red Sox:
“It’s going to be a three-team race,” said Lucchino. “(The Rays) are an awfully good team. Everyone in baseball predicted their ascendancy. It just arrived earlier.”
Lucchino will take his chances with his own team. He likes the Red Sox’ diversification. “The makeup is excellent. We’ve got some young players, some players in their prime. Depth of pitching. Short contracts. Long contracts. It’s a nice balance.”