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Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

Posted on: October 7, 2011 11:06 am
 
John HenryBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Red Sox owner John Henry and CEO Larry Lucchino declined to comment specifically about the Cubs' request to interview general manager Theo Epstein when they appeared on a local Boston radio show on Friday.

"Every year we get requests from people. We've never discussed them publicly," Lucchino said (via WEEI.com). "We don't comment on requests."

Henry said that there is a general understanding in baseball that teams will grant permission if it is for a promotion -- something the Cubs could theoretically offer.

Henry didn't say if the Cubs have offered a promotion, but the team could name him president or CEO or whatever made up title they wanted to give him and it sounds like the Red Sox owner would allow him to interview.

Henry also noted that Epstein wouldn't be the Red Sox general manager "forever."

"Everyone has to understand a couple of things, and I think (Terry Francona) alluded to this, I think there's  certain shelf life in these jobs," Henry said. "You can only be the general manger if you're sane. You can only be the manager for a certain amount of time. It's a tremendous pressure-cooker here, 162 games. It's a long season, and the pressure here is 365 days.

"So, Theo is not going to be the general manager forever. Just as if Tito had come back for the last two years, would he have gone past 10 years? I can't imagine he would have. I think that Theo will. He's the guy now, he's been the guy, we've had tremendous success. We fell apart at the end of the season. As Larry expressed, we're upset about it. No fan could be more upset than I am about the result this year. But he's done a tremendouss job for us over the last eight years."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

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Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

Time for change in Boston...not enough attention paid by team to PITCHING!!!! Called the Yankee's desease...throw big money at the wall and hope it works. Epstein has gotten away from what worked for the team. Their championship teams were good defensivly (for a Red Sox team) and had pitching depth. This high priced misfit had neither.



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

No No. Lost and time to cut bait.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

Epstein stays in Boston.  He can't afford to come to Chicago if he plans to stay in baseball.  Chicago like Boston will chew you up and spit you out.  The Cubs in the condition  they are in right now with half wit owner Tom Ricketts and still manager Mike Quade have set the Cubs franchise farther back then it was already.  Epstein coming to Chicago  will end his career.  This is the team that gave Carlos Pena 10 million for one year and had the chance to get something from him in a late season trade and didn't pull the trigger.  This is the same team that could have forced Aramis's hand since he announced he wouldn't be coming back to the Cubs since he is looking for a 3 or 4 year deal only to start hitting with your team 20 below .500.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

look at you trying to look all smart. The man said Final Four. The YankMes lost ALCS last year. Not sure about NLCS. so it is fresh from a final 4 look.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

Guess you didn't catch the World Series last year?



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

How's this for the final four? No Boston, no NY, no Philadelphia. About time we see some fresh blood.



Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Red Sox owner: Epstein won't be GM forever

I believe he stays in boston


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