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Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Posted on: October 13, 2011 2:46 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 4:35 pm
By Matt Snyder

Red Sox offseason
As the details of Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's departure are finalized, the next step in Boston will be to name a replacement. It appears that won't take very long and there likely won't be much of a transition. Assistant general manager Ben Cherington has been told he's going to be named the general manager, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo.

Cherington, 37, has ties with the Red Sox organization since 1997. He was then hired by the Indians in 1998, but brought back to the Red Sox in 1999. He has been Epstein's top assistant for the past three seasons. He previously served as a scout and director of player development. His ties to the Boston area are strong, too. He was born in New Hampshire, attended Amherst College and then got his Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. Cherington also served as a co-GM along with Jed Hoyer back in 2005 while Epstein was on hiatus.

Epstein is still technically the Red Sox general manager and is under contract through 2012, but reports from pretty much every news outlet in the nation indicate he's agreed to a five-year contract with the Cubs and that the two clubs are negotiating some kind of compensation -- whether monetary, players or a combination of the two -- to get Epstein to Chicago. So it's basically a foregone conclusion that Epstein will soon be named the Cubs general manager (and probably more, such as the CEO) and, in turn, Cherington will be elevated in Boston.

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Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:28 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Oh feel free to delete these as well, b/c I'm unfairly attacking you or whatever else you'd like to call it

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:26 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

thanks for deleting my previous comment administrator. Its nice to see the anti free speech police are alive and well at cbs sports

Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:45 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

And so ends an era.  An era of success.  To be replaced by..,another 80-100 year dormancy of failure?  Could be the next WS is in the NEXT century for the Red Sox.  Just saying.  Not like it hasn't happened before or anyting, lol.

Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:23 pm
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Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:07 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Lumpoco, how are you surprised? The Sox hired Epstein at 29...

Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:05 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

What are you talking about?  Daniels was a lot younger that 35-36 when he became GM:  I know this because he's 34 right now.  He's been GM since '05 - so do the math.  The rest of your comment is also pretty hard to figure out.  You're trashing Daniels and claiming that he is not a good GM, but if that's the case, why is he still GM, and why are the Rangers winning?  You also trash Sabean (somewhat understandable), but he won the World Series last year.  It's amazing to me some of the nonsense that people can come up with.  Forget about the rest of your comments -- none of it makes any sense.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:42 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

I'm very surprised that the Red Sox would hire someone so young and inexperienced. The Rangers hired Jon Daniels and it did not go well. Daniels was also 35-36 when he got hired as GM. The team had to hire Nolan Ryan before things got turned around. I thought for sure that Jed would get the job. In a way I'm glad that he didn't. He would be a great candidate for Oakland. But now that the Boston opening is gone I wonder if there is any truth to the rumor that Ned Colletti is on the way out. He has done exactly what Sabean was doing that prevented the Giants from contedning until recently. Sabean loves to sign aging and injury-proned players. When they get hurt or don't produce as Sabean thought they would...he is very surprised by that. Everyone kept saying...look at the A's...they play their young players...for good or bad. Sabean finally listened (although he will ever give credit to Beane for his help).

Colletti needs to go because he doesn't like to trade his prospects. He loves to hold onto them. Something that Beane does all too often.

I think that if Cashman grows tired of the Steinbrenner boys then Beane might be a favorite to take over....but who knows.  

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

After 2 World Championships I'm not going to be a naive Sox fan and say he didn't do a good job.  I do however say that his value is overrated considering the payroll he's had to play with.  If the Cubs plan to spend then I think he's a good guy for the team....however I just think guys like Theo, Cashman etc get way too much credit when they are putting good teams together that COMPETE with GMs that put teams together at 120 mil.  Theo has a history of some pretty good signings, he also has some very bad ones as well.  I'm not certain if the Cubs set their payroll at 150 mil ceiling that 1 of his bad ones won't just cripple the team.  Only time will tell but realistically, they are signing a guy that was given a fortunate situation and only time will tell that under more restrictive circumstances if perhaps his decision making improves....or if it becomes detrimental to the Cubs organization.  Either way, this team has no where to go but up, so in his perspective it's a win win.  If he turns it around, he's a genius, if he doesn''s just the Cubs history continuing.  

Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 7:45 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Cubs fans will still be suckers!  This is just another in a long line of "great moves that win WS next year" failures.  It will be overhyped, oversold, overtalked and fail just as badly as the Big Noise in Chitown made every winter.Yell

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 6:43 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Look some Cubs fans think he could save the teams, but most Cubs fans like me know better. Theo Epstein would be upgrade over our last GM, for Cubs to have a chance to make the playoffs we need better players and team that can play defense. The Cubs was the worse defensive team in all of baseball, they lead the league in error's. Cubs was 25th best pitching staff, Cubs bad defense hurt the Pitching.

Theo Epstein would have a big mess to fix with the Cubs,  A GM could trade for and sign players that he think that will help the team. It still up to players if the team do good or not, if the players play bad then the team will have a bad record.

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