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Red Sox’s John Henry, Sam Kennedy: World Series ‘absolutely’ won fairly

Red Sox brass did their best to dodge questions about MLB’s ongoing investigation into cheating allegations surrounding their 2018 World Series-winning team, but they were firm in their belief the championship is legitimate.

During a Wednesday press conference addressing their firing of manager Alex Cora, Sox owner John Henry and president Sam Kennedy both said Boston “absolutely” won the 2018 series over the Dodgers fairly.

It was by far the strongest sentiment expressed during a 50-minute press conference throughout which the regular refrain from Sox brass — which included chairman Tom Werner and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom — was they wouldn’t comment on the investigation into the 2018 Red Sox or the 2017 Astros, while asking fans to reserve judgement on the ’18 Sox until MLB’s investigation is complete.

The firing was purely related to Cora’s role in the Astros’ cheating scheme.

“It was ultimately an easy decision for the Red Sox and for Alex,” Kennedy said, referencing the company line that the two side mutually agreed to part ways.

Werner said the team has a responsibility to uphold standards, which played a role in Cora’s ouster, but he and his colleagues still had high praise for Cora.

“(Cora) admitted that what he did was wrong, but that doesn’t mitigate the extraordinary talent that he has, and we continue to be very fond of Alex,” Werner said.

Kennedy declined to answer whether Cora was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of his exit, and he said he “wouldn’t anticipate a departure” from standard contract language for the team’s next manager.

Regarding managerial candidates, Bloom said the team just began its search and would consider internal candidates. One potential option is going with an interim manager for 2020 and having a full offseason to conduct a search after the season.

“We haven’t ruled anything out,” Bloom said regarding an interim manager. “It’s definitely premature to say that’s something we wouldn’t consider.”

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