Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Here's what we've learned this week: people don't want to work for the Red Sox.Three people, in three different parts of the organization, left or declined to come here: Dale Sveum, Jonathan Papelbon, and Heidi Watney. Yes, I think it's fair to include Heidi, because she had, by far, the best rationale for leaving. The opportunity to be at courtside for the Lakers, for anyone with broadcast (or even acting?) ambitions, there's probably no better gig. The "right people" are watching you.Papelbon wanted more years (and probably more money) than the Sox were willing to give. OK, that happens, but it looks like he didn't make much effort to stay. He was looking to go. If he had stayed here, he could have built a legacy that would get him compared to Mariano Rivera, King of Closers. Maybe it was fan pressure, or just a need for a change, but he wanted out.Sveum most likely believes that he can win a World Series with the Cubs. Unless they've told him they intend to sign Albert Pujols, I...
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