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Theo's best move? Leaving Boston

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08:19 AM ET 10.25 | Theo Epstein will be introduced, likely to much fanfare, Tuesday in Chicago. Epstein did some wonderful things in his time in the Sox front office, but there can be little doubt this is the most brilliant move he ever made: He agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract with the Cubs just days after a disastrous finish to the Red Sox season. Now for a brief review of the fallout from the Sox' 7-20 September: The manager, who was on pain medication and living out of a suitcase, got fired. The starting pitchers, who were swilling beer and getting fat during games, were forced to apologize for their performances. The owner went on a crazy damage-control tour. The coaches were left out at the curb with the trash.

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October 25, 2011  08:38 AM ET

I'd be surprised if he lasts the full 5 years of his contract, though now as President he'll be shielded if the Cubs don't win it all as it will be Hoyer's fault.

October 25, 2011  09:03 AM ET

And they want any type of compensation at all with this type of glaring resentment? If anything it sounds as if they owe the Cubs a couple of picks.

October 25, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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And they want any type of compensation at all with this type of glaring resentment? If anything it sounds as if they owe the Cubs a couple of picks.

I have been thinking this. The Red sox want him gone. Why the compensation? Didn't hear of any so maybe there isn't any.

October 25, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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The Boston periodicals are really horrible.

So are a woman's. But that neither here nor there.

October 25, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Could you imagine if this guy got Chicago out of their curse like he did in Boston?

October 25, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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Could you imagine if this guy got Chicago out of their curse like he did in Boston?

No, I can't imagine it.

October 25, 2011  09:25 AM ET
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Could you imagine if this guy got Chicago out of their curse like he did in Boston?

Were talking about the Cubs. Will only happen when Mars aligns with Jupiter.

October 25, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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No, I can't imagine it.

LMFAO !!!! Does the North ever admit to the South that they are better in Chicago? What do you think about Ventura? Think he'll do well?

October 25, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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LMFAO !!!! Does the North ever admit to the South that they are better in Chicago? What do you think about Ventura? Think he'll do well?

I don't think Cubs fans would care if the White Sox won 5 rings in a row, and vice versa. I think Ventura will do fine. There's always a learning curve, but he'll do fine.

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October 25, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Lady's have upside:)

Herbert Garrison said you can't trust something that bleeds for 5 days and doesn't die.

October 25, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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good chance that Epstein will be part of a WS in Chicago as well.

good chance he won't be as well

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October 25, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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I think it's easy to foresee...... just takes practical decisions, and some fortune.

well, considering we lack foreknowledge, let's just wait and see what happens before we say Epstein is the mighty savior.

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October 25, 2011  09:36 AM ET
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... and that can be stated about any current GM.

that's my point. no need to say because it's Epstein that the Cubs will be in a WS any time soon.

 
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