// Theo Epstein

Bobby Valentine Hiring Process Yet Another Misstep By Management

WEEI Red Sox reporter Alex Speier reported Wednesday that Bobby Valentine’s hiring as the new manager flies in the face of an administrative promise made earlier in the off-season that the team would not go after a disciplinarian. While the report did not state who made the promise or to which player, a similar report […]

Cubs Hire Dale Sveum: How are the Red Sox Managing the Managing Dilemma?

With Dale Sveum officially signing on as manager of the Cubs, the Red Sox managerial search continues to drag on. Boston has already interviewed Gene Lamont, Torey Lovullo, Pete Mackanin, and Sandy Alomar Jr. for the job. All of those candidates except for Mackanin appear to still be under consideration. And apparently Bobby Valentine is […]

Dan Duquette Finally Back in Baseball as Orioles GM: What’s Next?

In a year where it seems like every team has been hunting for a general manager, dozens of names have been tossed about: former GMs, assistant GMs ready to take over for their current team or accept a promotion with another team, and long-rumored potential candidates like Kim Ng. One name that didn’t get much […]

The Legacy of Theo Epstein: The Final Verdict

With former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein officially signed with the Chicago Cubs for the forseeable future, and Ben Cherington in charge of the Red Sox, I believe now is the perfect time for a true and fair reflection on Theo’s nine years of service for the tenants of Fenway Park. While several media […]

Theo Epstein Moves to Chicago, Ben Cherington Introduced as Sox GM

At noon on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs held a press conference to introduce Theo Epstein as the President of Baseball Operations for the often-tortured, long-suffering franchise. Three hours later, the Boston Red Sox introduced Ben Cherington as general manager and successor to Epstein. If only for a brief moment, there was a sense of resolution […]

Sports Media Musings: NESN Forgot To Cover Theo Epstein’s Departure

You thought “Sox Appeal” was cancelled? The laughable Red Sox-centric date program may have unceremoniously ended, but the stigma lives on. In fact, it permeates throughout the entire network. NESN decided they won’t report on Yankee victories next season. In their eyes, the World Series was cancelled after Jon Papelbon blew game 162 in Baltimore. […]

Theo Epstein Takes Out Full-Page Ad in Boston Globe

In a full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday, Theo Epstein thanked fans, players, owners, Ben Cherington, Terry Francona and others for his time in Boston. The Brookline native won two World Series Championships in his 10 years Boston. Check out the ad below:

Done Deal: Theo Epstein Leaves Red Sox and Joins Cubs

Ok, so it isn’t the most shocking news in Boston, but now we can finally say it is official. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs announced Friday night that (former) Red Sox GM, Theo Epstein, will step down as General Manager in Boston to take the job as President of Baseball Operations for the […]

The Red Sox, “Carmine,” Stats, and Success

Having missed the playoffs for the second straight year, the Red Sox are in flux. Terry Francona is gone, Theo Epstein is on his way to the Chicago Cubs, and Boston fans are still trying to understand just what went wrong during a season that began with lofty expectations. In a stunning turn around, critics […]

Video: Taiwanese NMA-TV Animation Recaps Epic Red Sox Collapse

In case you somehow forgot what happened to the Red Sox during the 2011 season, Tawain’s NMA-TV put together a little computer animation video. The video features David Ortiz with a hobo’s bindle, Theo Epstein with a Chicago Cubs briefcase, the ghost of Babe Ruth, and of course, fat versions of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, […]

Report: Theo Epstein Agrees to Deal with Chicago Cubs

UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that Theo Epstein has agreed to a 5-year deal for nearly $20 million. The deal is expected to be finalized later this week. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Chicago’s biggest offseason acquisition could be finalized within the next couple of days as the Cubs are reportedly very close to luring Red Sox GM […]

Theo Epstein Spotted at Chicago Starbucks?

If you choose to believe lifelong Cubs fan Noah Pinzur, then the Red Sox may be in the market for a new general manager as well as a manager. Pinzur said he’s 99.9% sure he saw Theo Epstein at a Starbucks in Chicago on Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. Epstein, or his look-a-like, was […]

Report: Cubs Ask Red Sox to Speak With Theo Epstein

The Cubs have asked the Red Sox for permission to speak with Theo Epstein about their vacant GM job, according to the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. There were reportedly meetings at Fenway Park Tuesday afternoon regarding how the team would respond to the Cubs’ request. There are three possible responses, according to the Globe’s Pete […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

The End of an Era: Terry Francona Out as Red Sox Manager

How did we get here? How did the best team ever not even qualify for October baseball? How did the team that loaded up in the offseason by signing Carl Crawford and trading for Adrian Gonzalez and was seen as the clear favorite in the American League finish third in its own division? How did team […]