Monday, October 31, 2005
Theo Epstein Resigns As Red Sox GM
The Dodgers could do worse, I suppose.
Update: Rotoworld says Epstein will likely take time off rather than consider another GM position.
Update 2: now the ESPN story page above is reverting to Epstein rejecting the $4.5M/3 years contract. From the Boston Herald story:
Epstein had come close to agreeing to a deal Saturday evening but had not officially conveyed acceptance of it. On Sunday, he began having serious misgivings about staying on. A leading contributing factor, according to sources close to the situation, was a column in Sunday’s Boston Globe in which too much inside information about the relationship between Epstein and his mentor, team president and CEO Larry Lucchino, was revealed -- in a manner slanted too much in Lucchino’s favor. Epstein, according to these sources, had several reasons to believe Lucchino was a primary source behind the column and came to the realization that if this information were leaked hours before Epstein was going to agree to a new long-term deal, it signaled excessive bad faith between him and Lucchino.
and secondly, it was just a brief blurb that said "it is believed" he will take a year off. but it was also believed that he had agreed to a contract with the sox. we'll see what he does.
I depends on if he negotiate a "put a muzzle on Tommy"-clause into his contract. Also, he's a "proven winner(tm)" who knows how to "evaluate talent" and "chemistry" as demonstrated by the 2004 "Bunch of Iditots" AKA Red Sox.