Found October 13, 2011 on
Baseball Think Factory:
This may have been posted when it first came out but I couldn’t find it in our archives. This is especially relevant with Theo heading out the door. The next GM may very continue the transformation the Red Sox front office has undergone since John Henry purchased the Sox. Then again, maybe he won’t.
In any event, if you haven’t read the article already, you should read it.
One floor below street level on Yawkey Way, in his windowless corner office which looks out upon a bank of cubicles that could pass for a telemarketing firm, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is deep in consultation with a trusted adviser he identifies only as Carmine. Adrian Gonzalez may be the team’s most valuable player and the object of an 11-year Ahab-like pursuit by Epstein, but the G.M. never makes a move without consulting Carmine, a five-year-old proprietary computer program that is the virtual brains of the Boston operation.
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The Chicago Cubs are close to landing Theo Epstein according to baseball sources close to Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald. Buckley says that it is believed the position he would occupy in Chicago would include powers greater than he currently has in Boston.
An announcement is expected in the next 24 hours. If Epstein leaves Boston, the team would want some type of compensation in...
The vitriol Theo Epstein is getting by some in the Red Sox Nation is unfair. Golly, the man had a hand in bringing Boston two world championships after a drought spanning back to 1918. And perhaps this post is premature since the Eptein to the Cubs story is only a report and has not yet been confirmed. But the din and hue out on Twitter and in blogs is seriously irking.
Regarding Theo Epstein going to the Cubs, we have no comment, will have no comments (unless he fails), and we will not be posting about Epstein if he is successful. This might sound harsh, but as many of you know I am a die hard White Sox fan.
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is likely to join the Chicago Cubs within the next 48 hours, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.The Cubs fired general manager ...
By now it seems that Theo Epstein is all but certainly going to become the next general manager of the Chicago Cubs. For that to happen, the Red Sox and Cubs have to finally come to terms on compensation as the GM has a year left on his contract in Boston. However, those talks aren't progressing very quickly, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo who checked in on...
Theo Epstein is "on the cusp" on joining the Cubs, according to the Boston Herald.
Theo Epstein's coming to rescue the Cubs, eh? Don't get your
The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with Theo Epstein as their new GM. He will earn $15 million over 5 years, plus an additional $3.5 million to make up for the conclusion bonus he lost by leaving the Red Sox.
Although he is replacing Jim Hendry as the Cubs' GM, his responsibilities will exceed those of a typical GM. What exactly that entails, we don't know, but...