Ben Cherington Discusses Red Sox’ Clubhouse Drinking, Probability of David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon Returning


Ben Cherington has a lot of decisions to make as the new Red Sox general manager, and he and the rest of the organization are prepared to work hard in order to ensure next year's team is built to win.

Cherington sat down with NESN's Tom Caron and Jerry Remy to discuss David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek, all of whom are set to hit the open market.

The new Sox GM said he's not sure just yet whether there's contracts that make sense for both the free agents and the club going forward, but he intends to work hard to figure out what's best for the team. While he'd love to retain Ortiz and Papelbon, Cherington admits that you can't spend all of your money on one or two guys when there's other areas that you're looking to address.

Cherington also plans to find out more when it comes to the news that players were drinking in the clubhouse. He said he really believes there are players who played on this year's team that are leaders and who don't deserve to be judged on one moment.

To hear more from Cherington, check out the video above from NESN Daily.

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