10.31.05

Theo Later: Epstein Resigns as BoSox GM

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The Associated Press is reporting that Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein has resigned:

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein resigned Monday, surprising Boston and the baseball world just one year after he helped build the franchise’s first World Series championship team since 1918.

The team said in a statement that Epstein will continue working for several days to assist in the transition and prepare for the offseason.

The Boston Herald, which first reported the news on its web site, said the Yale graduate has told associates that he may leave baseball, or at least take a year off.

One Response to “Theo Later: Epstein Resigns as BoSox GM”

  1. CSTB says:

    A fascinating turn of events given that the Globe — partial Sox owners — reported the deal was done, while the Herald said “don’t be surprised” if Theo walks….

    Even scarier, the new pic of Theo on the ESPN front page looks an awful lot like Max Kellerman

    the globe’s latest take :

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/10/31/gm_theo_epstein_walks_away_from_red_sox/?p1=MEWell_Pos4

    the Herald’s version :

    http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=109723

    Dan Shaughnessy’s sunday Globe column that many are claiming was the straw that broke Epstein’s back :

    http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/10/30/lets_iron_out_some_of_this_dirty_laundry/?p1=MEWell_Pos1

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