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Francona: 'I like our team'

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  July 26, 2011 06:27 PM

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Terry Francona was asked a question about the trade deadline. His response was interesting.

"I like our team. Again, Iíve been around here long enough to know that Theo [Epstein] is on the phone doing his due diligence, which heís supposed to," the manager said. "I donít need to sit up here and say what we need. I think my job is to get the most out of these guys and I like them a lot. But I also know Theo is going to try and make us better if he can.

"I do feel pretty strongly, just because I get to hear the conversations, that I like our young players in our system. Iím not voting or Iím not saying, ĎGo do this.í Because I like our young guys, too. I really like the idea of our young guys coming up and helping us. I donít think that hamstrings us one bit. We draft them good and our player development people do a great job. Young guys come up and help and itís fun."

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