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Rob Neyer on why the rumor of Theo Epstein leaving the Red Sox for the Cubs might be true:
Which achievement would be more notable: Winning three World Series with the Red Sox, or ending eternal runs of failure in both Boston and Chicago? If Epstein were to win a World Series with the Cubs, he would become the second-most famous baseball executive in major-league history, behind only Branch Rickey, and without a doubt would wind up with a plaque in Cooperstown.
I agree. What’s not clear to me, however, is that the Cubs will have the same resources available as the Red Sox did. Winning was a big part of John Henry’s plan to grow the value of the Red Sox. I don’t know that the Ricketts are up to that. If I were a Chicago fan, however, I would be very happy to see Theo in the front office.
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Boston Red Sox Baseball Club-Fenway Park
ATTN: Mr. Theo Epstein
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
RE: Managerial Position
Please review my resume which I have included below for the position of Manager of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club. I believe you will find my passion, knowledge, and optimism for the game of baseball to be a tremendous asset to your...
One thing any follower of general manager Theo Epstein should know is that the decision on the next Red Sox manager will be deliberate and exhaustive in research, just as it was when he hired Terry Francona eight years ago.
Terry Francona said Friday night at Fenway Park that he didn't want to wait through the weekend before making the decision to move on. By making up his mind early, he also afforded the organization just a few extra days to find its new manager. Don't expect a decision on that to come in such an expedient manner. "Haven't even begun to tackle that," general manager...
The Red Sox appear headed for an interesting offseason; here's the latest.
A Major League source close to Theo Epstein told ESPN's Gordon Edes it's "50-50" the Red Sox GM would leave for the right situation. Edes hears Epstein "believes in honoring a contract that has a year remaining," yet owner John Henry "would not stand in the way if...
According to one major league baseball source close to Theo Epstein, it's "50-50" the GM would leave the Red Sox for the right situation.
While the Red Sox start the process of trying to fix all the things that led to their historic collapse at the end of the 2011 season, one question that bears asking is this: Will Theo Epstein return for a 10th season as general manager?
As the Boston Red Sox begin to pick up the pieces from their lost season and look for a new manager to replace the departed Terry Francona, they first must figure out if GM Theo Epstein will be returning for another season. Epstein is still under contract with the Red… read more.
PHILADELPHIA — If Theo Epstein is the key to the Cubs’ future, then Ryne Sandberg is the key link to their past as they prepare for next year. Each could be almost equally important targets in the coming weeks — if for different reasons — and the clock appears to be ticking on both. Which means...
The Red Sox brought Terry Francona in almost 10 years ago prior to the 2004 season to signal the start of a new era following Grady Little. The move proved to be a fruitful one for the organization, as Francona helped deliver two World Series titles in eight years at the helm. Now that Francona is no longer the manager, general manager Theo Epstein reflected on their relationship...
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The longer Red Sox principal owner John Henry waits to express his thoughts about manager Terry Francona’s exit, as well as the potential of general manager Theo Epstein’s departure, the more...
It was a tumultuous day for the Red Sox on Friday, as it was the end of the era. The Sox announced that they and manager Terry Francona are going in different directions, ending the skipper's eight-year tenure in Boston. Francona will meet with the media at 7 p.m. tonight from Fenway Park, and then general manager Theo Epstein and Red Sox ownership will do the same at 8:15 p...
According to two reports, Boston Red Sox manager will meet with General Manager Theo Epstein on Friday to discuss having his options declined (for 2012 and 2013) and will wish to seek employment elsewhere. Writers from the Chicago Sun-Times earlier in the day inferred that Terry, or Tito as he is more commonly known, would take the spot of the recently traded Ozzie Guillen in Chicago’s...
7:01 p.m.: "The last month has been pretty tough," Francona said. He also admitted that he and Theo Epstein have talked a lot over the past month. Francona also reiterates that it's time for a "new voice" in the Red Sox clubhouse. 6:57 p.m.: While we wait for Terry Francona to speak, be sure to check out this piece from NESN.com's Tony Lee on the changing...
The Red Sox scored runs, but too often in bunches; they scored 35 percent of their total runs in 15 percent of their games. Boston lost 19 games, including the final one of the season, by one run.
Front office (D)
With all off the off-season wheeling, dealing and signing, much was expected of the 2011 Red Sox and little was delivered in comparison to that. However...