Theo Epstein traded for Adrian Gonzalez and signed Carl Crawford following pressure from Boston Red Sox owners to build a “sexy team,” according to a book co-authored by former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona.
The Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs finally announced a deal Tuesday that settles a four-month dispute over what Boston should get as compensation when Epstein left for Chicago.
Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein said that after years of being on opposite sides of baseball’s most bitter rivalry, they are looking forward to being able to make deals with one another.
Ben Cherington was introduced Tuesday as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox after spending three seasons as Theo Epstein’s assistant.
The Red Sox are hoping they can recover quickly from this season’s unprecedented September swoon– just like they did in 2004, when Terry Francona replaced Grady Little after a catastrophic playoff collapse and led the team to the championship in his first year.