John Henry

John Henry: John Farrell's job is secure; Ben Cherington will be general manager of Red Sox for a 'very long time'

Ryan Hannable
June 02, 2015 - 1:48 pm

For those who thought general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell's jobs were on the line, owner John Henry threw cold water on that fire Tuesday night, offering his full support for the two. The owner said he doesn't expect drastic changes, going as far as saying, "I think this is the right team." Henry was asked why he believes Farrell and Cherington are right for the job. "Why do I believe that? Because I have worked with a lot of people over the years and these are two people that are really likable, respected -- they are committed," Henry said. "They are very good at what they do. John has provided the kind of leadership that we need through a tough period and I just don't think you can blame the manager for this. I watch these games. They've been painful games to watch. To me it's not the manager's fault the way that we've been playing. I just don't see that." He was then asked about Cherington and why he believes in him. Henry went as far as saying Cherington will be the general manager of the club for a "very long time." "The general manager is going to be the general manager of this club for a very long time," Henry said. "I have nothing but respect for him for the job that he does. I think we have been on the same wavelength so you have to blame ownership as much as you blame the general manager. We have a certain philosophy. We've talked a lot about adjusting that philosophy. "As I said earlier, I am not sure just the players need to make adjustments. In fact I am sure about that, there are adjustments we need to make as an organization. Ben will make those adjustments and he'll lead that process. I think he and his people are the right people to do that." For more Red Sox news, visit