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Young T. Epstein
Report: Theo Having Regrets
“Clearly, the best possible way for this to come back together is if Larry Lucchino is the guy who stepped forward and made the phone call to Theo, made the phone call to John Henry, and said ‘let’s work this out.’ Because John Henry is kind of in a tough position because if he simply brings back Theo, despite what took place without really getting approval from Larry, he essentially undercuts Larry, who is an important guy to the organization. And that’s the one way it could work out where it would be comfortable for everybody, if Larry was the guy out there saying ‘we love you Theo, we want you back, I want you back, look, we’ll work it out, I know we had problems but we’re gonna solve this and we’re gonna make sure that we get you back and get the best organization possible.’
“If I’m guessing (about the possibility of Theo returning to the Red Sox), and I have not spoken to Theo or John Henry, based on what I heard yesterday and this morning I think it’s 5-10 percent (chance Theo will return to the Red Sox). It’s not zero, it’s not great, it’s not completely shut off from what I’ve been told, but it’s still alive.” -- 11.15, Buster Olney on WEEI
"In conversation with folks in the game yesterday, this is what they hear: Theo Epstein, feeling great regret over walking away from the Red Sox job, sent feelers through channels to Boston ownership that he's interested in talking about coming back -- and so far, that overture has been rebuffed... To bring back Epstein now, after all that has transpired, would be another blow to Lucchino, because it would create the perception that Epstein had won out in his request for a change in how some decisions are made within the front office." -- 11.15, Buster Olney, ESPN.com blog (subscription only)
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