You can just do a search for LL's name in this article about the Punto deal to see that his fingerprints were all over it.
The next major move by the Sox in the post-Theo era that LL doesn't have front-and-center involvement in will be the first.
Don't mess up the narrative, sir. All good things happen to the Red Sox when Larry Lucchino is not involved, and he is the chief architect of all things negative including, horrors, the creation of revenue so that a team with a seating capacity of less than 40,000 can compete.
Alex Anthopoulos' comments, as reported in the Herald, don't jibe with singling out LL (or anyone else in particular) for criticism unless you think he doesn't consider LL to be part of the ownership group, which seems to be a pretty big stretch.
• One thing Anthopoulos insists he isn’t concerned about: any possibility that the Red Sox tampered with Farrell by contacting him before the Blue Jays gave permission Friday night. “I don’t know Ben Cherington very well, but I’ve gotten to know him a little bit more, obviously, through this process. My quick take-away is he’s first-class, he’s honest, he’s straightforward,” Anthopoulos said. “The little exposure I’ve gotten to Larry (Lucchino) and to John Henry and Tom (Werner), there’s a very strong relationship there and a very strong respect there. Beyond that, there’s so many other people involved with ties. I wish I could tell you where a lot of this stuff came from. I just thought it was unfortunate overall. It would be one thing if there were factual things put out there, and then ultimately, you could just say, ‘Well, they’re leaks.’ What was upsetting to me was the false information that was being put out there. I don’t know by who. If I did know by who, obviously I would be on the phone and wanting to find out why false information was being put out there. But I don’t have any issues with Ben. I know (Jays president) Paul (Beeston) certainly doesn’t have any issues with the ownership group. We have strong relationships with them. That hasn’t changed.”
Edited by TheoShmeo, 22 October 2012 - 07:59 AM.