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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: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:49 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

allof these people that comment about oh theo is an ass and theo did horrible blah blah. when we won 2 w.s. he was the greatest. up untill the end of this year he has done a great job(not including lackey and the ss posistion) i thank you for the contributions to our beloved redsox! i also wanna wish epstein well with the cubs. as for cherington i hope its an easy transistion,work on our pitching(get rid of lackey) and next year hopefully wont be so rough. 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:44 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Ben, make the Cubs take Lackey along with cash...

Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:11 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

The sooner he's hired the better...with Winter approaching(too quickly IMO) could be an interesting Hot Stove League in the making.

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:04 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:01 pm

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

I like this move. He's great in player development, hopefully he's better than theo in free agency.

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