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Red Sox, Cubs Agree on “Chris Carpenter” as Theo Epstein “Compensation” – Fenway Park 2/22/12

The Red Sox finally get their man – Chris Carpenter. No not “that” Chris Carpenter, but the Cubs minor league reliever who goes by the same name.  Carpenter is the “compensation” that the Cubs are “paying” the Red Sox for stealing GM Theo Epstein away from Boston back in October.  What a joke.  The Cubs [...]

All Quiet on the Oswalt Front – Fenway Park 2/3/12

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has given the impression that it is unlikely that the Red Sox will add a starting pitcher before the start of the 2012 MLB campaign.  The Roy Oswalt rumors keep swirling, but with the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals also making strong plays for the righty, it doesn’t appear [...]

Red Sox To Interview Manager Candidates Next Week – Fenway Park 10/28/11

The Red Sox will begin interviewing manager candidates early next week once the World Series is over.  Red Sox President and CEO Lary Lucchino gave a little insight into how the process will work, but really didn’t say too much when he spoke with WEEI radio earlier this morning: “I wouldn’t read too much into [...]

Red Sox Promote Ben Cherington to General Manager – Fenway Park 10/25/11

As expected, the Red Sox named Ben Cherington their new General Manager on Tuesday at Fenway Park.  Cherington was thrilled with the promotion: “I’m incredibly honored to be given this opportunity… I truly believe there is no ownership group in baseball that;s more committed to winning or better to work with than this group right [...]

Done Deal – Epstein to Cubs – But Compensation Still To Be Decided – Fenway Park 10/21/11

We’re still waiting to hear that the Cubs and Red Sox have agreed upon the “compensation issue” to complete the Cubs hiring of Red Sox GM Theo Epstein as their new President of Baseball Operations.  We all thought it would be today – a World Series off-day – but it looks like it is going [...]

Jacoby Ellsbury Wins Comeback Player of the Year Award – Will He Add MVP Trophy Too?! – Fenway Park 10/14/11

Given all the Francons/Epstein/Management issues the last few weeks, I thought I would focus on a “positive” today.  Jacoby Ellsbury won the AL comeback player of the year award yesterday and there is a lot to be thankful for with the improved play of Ellsbury. Ellsbury racked up a whopping 660 at-bats in 158 game [...]

Theo Still Has Support of Red Sox Ownership – For Now – Fenway Park 10/10/11

Theo Epstein still has what it takes to have the backing of Red Sox ownership, including John Henry.  WEEI Boston interviewed Henry on Friday and Henry made it clear that they want Theo to continue to lead the Red Sox team.  Henry made the following comments when asked if Theo was still the “right” GM [...]

Red Sox Set to Interview Manager Candidates Next Week – Fenway Park 10/5/11

Despite the “Theo Epstein-to-the-Cubs” distraction, it looks like the Red Sox will start interviewing manager candidates next week.  Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President Larry Lucchino have already met with Epstein and Executive Vice President Ben Cherington to discuss potential candidates.  Henry even tweeted: “Another productive day this week at Fenway.  Tom, Larry [...]

Theo Epstein To Proceed Deliberately with Selection of New Manager – Fenway Park 10/3/11

Theo Epstein will take his time during the new manager selection process – just as he did when he hired Terry Francona 8 years ago before the start of the 2003 MLB season.  Epstein had this to say about the process – “As for the process and timetable, we haven’t even begun to tackle that.  [...]

Is Theo Next? Most Likely Not – Fenway Park 10/1/11

After the Red Sox/Terry Francona parting, rumors spread all over baseball that GM Theo Epstein might be next.  While Epstein is under contract for 2012, would the Cubs – who recently fired GM Jim Hendry – try to swoop in and make an offer Epstein couldn’t refuse.  Just as Theo helped the Red Sox break [...]