...as Henry informed the Herald, James had fallen “out of favor over the last few years for reasons I really don’t understand. We’ve gotten him more involved recently in the central process and that will help greatly. He’s the father, so to speak, of baseball analysis and a brilliant iconoclast who looks at things differently from everyone else.”Two quick thoughts:
- I wasn't even aware that James was still with the team. It's good to hear that he's still around!
- I wonder if his lack of influence led to the FO losing its way with the Lackey and CarlCrawford signings. I'm curious to hear what exactly his input was over the last few years.
- This is another good sign that the Sox are committed to James' typical method of building up their own talent and finding free agents in the rough.