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Theo Returns

(BDD Photo Illustration)

Theo Epstein Is Back in the Saddle
As the Red Sox General Manager

Henry, Werner, Lucchino, Epstein, Hoyer, Cherington,
and Joint Statements: The Comeback Kid Returns

"We work together as an organization damned well and have a strong sense of humor about much of what goes on around us – thankfully."
-- 1.24.06, John Henry, Principal Owner, Boston Red Sox

Your Turn: What Are Your Thoughts on the Red Sox Statement?
Survey: Is GM the Right Title for Theo?


HERALD: THEO TO RETURN ... AS GENERAL MANAGER

"The Red Sox are poised to announce Theo Epstein’s return as the general manager of the Red Sox, with roughly the same powers, authority and autonomy he had when he left on Oct. 31."

"...There is, according to sources both on and off the ballclub, a less complicated rationale for Epstein’s return. He has now become convinced that the work environment has improved to the point where there is more listening, more cooperation and more of an ability to compromise when there are differences."

"The team has been disinclined to hold a press conference announcing Epstein’s return, fearing a free-for-all atmosphere that would wind up making the front office’s tumultuous period of nearly three months even more of a distraction than it already has been." -- 1.24.06, Michael Silverman, Boston Herald


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BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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