Found October 25, 2011 on
Ben Cherington is well aware of the Red Sox' historic September collapse, but he doesn't think it warrants a total housecleaning. "I don't think we need a fancier car. I think we've got to fix some things under the hood," he said. Cherington believes the Sox have a talented core in place. He said that as painful as September was, there are still a lot of things to feel good about, including a number of players who are ready to get back to work to prove that the collapse wasn't reflective of the team's true talent and character. Cherington also...

Theo Epstein Feels He Owes 12-Year-Old Version of Himself an Explanation on Move to Cubs

Imagine you're a 12-year-old Red Sox who has known nothing but winning his (or her) entire life. You were only 5 years old when the team won its first World Series of your lifetime and, based on everybody else's reaction, you could tell it was a big deal. You were all of 8 years old when the Red Sox won again. Imagine, for you, winning is a habit. Theo Epstein can. Epstein...

Ben Cherington's Introduction Helps Prove That He's Ready to Step In as Red Sox General Manager

For all he accomplished while with the Red Sox, Theo Epstein looked a bit awestruck when he was introduced to the Boston media contingent some nine years ago. He was young, likely quite nervous and required some choreography and a few deep breaths to get through that first question-and-answer session. When Ben Cherington was officially introduced Wednesday at Fenway Park, it was...

Francona’s departure hastened Epstein’s exit

Theo Epstein always planned to be on a 10-year plan with the Boston Red Sox, which he and some close to him assumed meant leaving the Red Sox after his 10th season as general manager when his contract was up next year – something he even discussed with his bosses when things were going well in Boston...

Ben Cherington Shows Composure at Press Conference, Should Benefit From Existing Knowledge of Red Sox Organization

Throughout all the talk surrounding Theo Epstein's decision to leave the Red Sox for the Chicago Cubs, it was only a matter of time before Ben Cherington officially took over as Boston's general manager. He was finally introduced as such at a press conference on Tuesday. Cherington's been in the organization for years, working closely alongside Epstein, but it's always...

John Lackey Still Sucks

We’ve covered why John Lackey sucks. Now, the hefty pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is back in the news after the team announced that Lackey will need Tommy John surgery. Due to the surgery, Lackey will miss all of next season. But don’t feel sorry for him. This is the same guy who divorced his wife while she was battling cancer. He’s also the guy who chugged beer in the clubhouse...

From Boston to Chicago to Los Angeles, Baseball's Hot Stove Is Heating Up

As the World Series rests between Games 5 and 6, the Red Sox and the Cubs will introduce their new general managers and the Angels will keep shopping for one.

Epstein officially a Cub but no decision on Quade

CHICAGO (AP) -- Theo Epstein was introduced Tuesday as the new president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who hope he can work the same magic for championship-starved team as he did for the Boston Red Sox.

If You Like Chicken and Beer, the Red Sox Are Hiring

After all the jokes made at the Mets expense over the last few years, some of you might enjoy this departure from that. Nice to see another team getting treated like the punchline to a bad joke. Hat tip to Ryan O’Hara.

Mailbag: GM shuffle makes for interesting offseason

Mailbag: Theo takes over in Chicago, Red Sox promote Cherington, and Angels search for Reagins' replacement. It all makes for a very interesting offseason.
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