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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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Comments

Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Dude, Umass for a Master's but he went to Amherst College for undergraduate and yes, THAT IS AN EDUCATION. One of the toughest schools in the country to get into. It only has 1600 students. Old school, old money, etc.



Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:19 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Dang...how do you get a position with a MLB team at the age of 23...and then become GM 14 years later at 27???? amazing....
 



Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:52 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

I don't mind this now. Cherrington is one of the reasons why the Red Sox have so many good young players on the team and in the system. Hopefully he can convince most of the scouts to stay as well.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:23 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Wait a minute isn`t there a chance Theo decides he doesn`t want a ticket on the titanic that is the Chicago Cubs franchise. I hope the deal is held up over compensation and yet another bickering fest starts in Boston. UMASS now that`s EDUCATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 7:10 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

he's not married to wendy  nix hes married to janine edwards



Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 7:00 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Married to Wendy Nix?




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:38 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Epstein resigned on October 31, 2005 but then returned a few months later, in January. He basically wasn't sure that he cared enough to keep doing the job, but stayed in contact with the front office and eventually changed his mind and decided to come back.



Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:00 am
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

"Cherington also served as a co-GM along with Jed Hoyer back in 2005 while Epstein was on hiatus."

What the heck was Epstein doing while on 'hiatus'? Never heard that one before.




Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Cherington will be a stud. He's an Amherst Grad. Great mind. Played the game in college, was an extremely hard worker with great insight and understanding of the game. Just wait and see how he handles the situation. I'll call it now that this guy will succeed. Don't hit any panick buttons Sox fans. He will right the ship!



Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Report: Cherington will be next Red Sox GM

Really, if you know anything about Epstein, when he had money to sign free agents is where he failed. Building a farm system is his strength. Lackey, Crawford, Lugo, Penny, Smoltz. His free agent signing are awful. So maybe if he has to get back to what he does well.(building a farm system) he will have some success with the Cubs.   And yes im a yanks fan so i got no interest either way.


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