Found November 11, 2011 on
There's no doubt that somewhere in the decision-making process for Theo Epstein, the 37-year-old must have been thinking about how he'd be remembered if he rescued two of baseball's most historically cursed franchises and brought them to World Series glory. And he's not alone. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona wants in, too, telling the Chicago Tribune that he's "trying to stay under the radar" but wants to be considered for the vacant Cubs managerial job. "I'm comfortable letting Theo take care of this. He's the boss," Francona told the newspaper, adding that he doesn't think he'd have to formally...

Terry Francona Reportedly Would Love to Manage the Cubs

After the debacle that became the Boston Red Sox 2011 season, one would assume a fresh start would be best for all parties involved.  After going 7-20 in the month of September, the Red Sox pushed manager Terry Francona out the door and Theo Epstein chose to leave.  Epstein will now be leaned upon to [...]

Is Terry Francona waiting in the wings for Cubs?

If the new Cubs hierarchy really wants to hire the most qualified manager available, they already would have introduced...

Epstein compensation may be decided soon

The Sox have not yet announced how they're re-organizing their front office following Theo Epstein's departure for Chicago, but Cherington confirmed on Wednesday that the club has brought on former Royals pitching coach Bob McClure in a hybrid scouting-advisory role. And then there's the lingering issue of just what compensation Boston will receive for letting Epstein...

Theo Epstein, Brian Cashman to help raise funds for Vermont farms

RANDOLPH, Vt. - Some of the heaviest hitters in baseball management are going to bat for Vermont farms damaged...

Maddux brings pitcher's outlook

Longtime coach says 'good baseball people … (can) come from different tools of the trade'Mike Maddux reached out for the lowdown on the Cubs as soon as he heard from Theo Epstein last week, hitting his speed-dial to call a guy whose retired number flies over Wrigley Field.

Baseball is focus of fundraising for Vt. farms

Some of the heaviest hitters in baseball management are going to bat for Vermont farms damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene. Former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein, now of the Chicago Cubs, is in Randolph on Saturday along with Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington to talk baseball. The effort is part of...

Lamont last to interview for Red Sox manager job

The Boston Red Sox are interviewing Gene Lamont for their managerial opening. The former Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox manager is the last of five candidates scheduled to interview. New Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has already brought in Torey Lovullo, Sandy Alomar Jr., Pete Mackanin and Dale Sveum. The Red Sox have been looking for a manager since parting...
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