Owners provide State of the Sox address (Papelbon)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owners Tom Werner and John Henry and team president/CEO Larry Lucchino sat down for a 20-minute chat with the media this morning at the team’s player development complex.
Among the notable topics were the upcoming season, the possibility of a salary cap, how the recession is affecting the sport, the future of spring training in Lee County, and new improvements to Fenway Park. Below is a small sampling of our the Q&A. We’ll have more video from the press conference later this morning.

(On the liklihood of a salary cap in baseball)
Henry: “I think that the so-called large market to small market is united in one aspect — united may be too strong of a word — but I think we all agree that competitive balance is an issue. If there was a way to put together an enlightened form of a salary cap, I think everybody among the owners would support that.”

boston.com
2/18/09