// Theo Epstein

Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez as Player / Coach

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have signed Manny Ramirez to a minor league deal. Ramirez, 42, will coach full-time and play part-time for Triple-A Iowa. “While Manny is not and will not be a fit on the Cubs major league roster, we do think at this stage of his life he’s a nice fit […]

Daniel Bard Non-Tendered by Theo Epstein, Cubs

How did Daniel Bard fall so far so fast? Monday December 2th, during what has been a tumultuous week for baseball contracts, the Cubs non-tendered him after only three months with the organization. Chicago acquired the right-handed pitcher on September 4, 2013 off waivers from the Red Sox. Many fans and reporters felt that Theo […]

Red Sox Have Been Desperately Seeking Shortstops For Years – What Should Happen Next?

After former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pulled the trigger on the trade deadline deal that sent five-time All Star shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to the Chicago Cubs for two former Gold Glovers, shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Montreal Expos and first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz from the Minnesota Twins, he had this to say: “We […]

Robin Yount Goes “Dick Cheney” on Former Red Sox Third Base Coach Dale Sveum

Apparently Robin Yount, the former outstanding shortstop and center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, still holds a grudge against Dale Sveum for working for the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. According to ESPN, the Hall of Famer pulled a “Dick Cheney” and accidentally shot Chicago Cubs manager (and former Brewers manager) Dale Sveum while the […]

Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: Winners and Losers

Last week, the Red Sox and Dodgers completed a nine-player blockbuster trade that reshaped both teams. The Red Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and the injured Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and prospects. The biggest return the Red Sox received was that the Dodgers agreed to pay […]

(Fake) Texts From Adrian Gonzalez To… Ben Cherington

The Red Sox are in full spin mode following the fall out from the Yahoo! Sports article that basically claims Bobby Valentine is a reincarnated Billy Martin. Center in that story is Adrian Gonzalez, who reportedly sent texts to Sox ownership vocally criticizing Bobby V and leading the player’s mutiny. While we have no way […]

Kevin Youkilis Was Theo Epstein’s First Super-Prospect

Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis wrote a letter to Red Sox Nation Sunday. Youkilis thanked his coaches, his teammates, his family and his fans for what he called the “honor and a privilege to play every home game of my career in Boston before a sold out Fenway Park.” Classy move by a classy guy, […]

Daniel Bard Hits Umpire as Wild Streak in Triple-A Pawtucket Continues

In his most recent appearance for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, former big league pitcher Daniel Bard experience another painful outing in relief. He faced four batters without recording a single out, hitting two batters with pitches, surrendering a two-run double and an RBI single to the Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate in Rochester. In the […]

Revisiting the 2010-2011 Red Sox Offseason

I am not a fan of Theo Esptein. I always found him arrogant and overrated during his tenure in Boston. I will always remember how the sports media of Boston gave his White House snub a pass while they attacked Tim Thomas for weeks on end. He deserves credit for helping refine Dan Duquette’s underachieving […]

Gammons: Red Sox Owners Nixed 2009 Signing of Jose Bautista Over Money

Red Sox owner John Henry is already an unpopular man in Boston, and it looks like his approval rating is about to take another big hit. In his weekly MLB.com article, posted on Sunday night, NESN analyst Peter Gammons casually mentioned that Henry nixed a move that would’ve changed the course of Red Sox history. […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]

What We Learned This Week: The Wrong Carpenter, Jeremynsanity, & Adios Wake

It’s official: Theo Epstein is only worth a mopup reliever who had a terrible, John Lackey-esque ERA in AAA. Apparently, the Wrong Chris Carpenter is Significant Compensation for a GM who delivered two World Series to a franchise that hadn’t won one for 86 years. So who will be the next Harvard basketball player to […]

Red Sox Acquire Carpenter From Cubs, Conclude Compensation Talks

It seems like just yesterday Theo Epstein was the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. Then a small event in September happened. Before you knew it he was with the Chicago Cubs, a team which would pay some type of compensation for hiring an executive away while under contract. During the winter visions of […]

Thomas’s White House Snub Brings Out the Cult of Media Hypocrisy

This week, Tim Thomas made a choice. He chose not to join his teammates at a White House ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins for their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. Thomas released a statement to the public stating why he did not want to attend the ceremony. It had something to do with big government, rights […]

Dealing with the Cubs: Thoughts on Matt Garza, Theo Epstein, & Compensation

Spring Training is only getting closer and the Red Sox still find themselves with only 3/5 of a legitimate, albeit injury prone rotation. Nevertheless, Boston seems content riding the course, with low risk (and probably low reward) moves. Does Aaron Cook get you excited? It shouldn’t. Futhermore, the Sox seem unwilling to pony up for […]