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Theo Returns

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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

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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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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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