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Red Sox’ Re-Aligned Front-Office Staff Meets The Press
Published January 26, 2006
|Epstein Says He Is Happy With
Team’s Chain Of Command
COME TOGETHER: Epstein said, “Organically, out of the process, grew a greater appreciation for baseball’s centrality in the operation.” In Boston, Chris Snow writes baseball operations now “will move upstairs and join the rest of the business operation.” Red Sox Owner John Henry: “One of the things we talked about was trying to address what’s called ‘factionalism,’ when you have two campuses in a company. There wasn’t enough communication between different departments, especially baseball operations and other parts of the company” (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/26).
|Owner Says Cherington (l) And Hoyer (c)
Knew Promotion Could Be Temporary
COLUMNIST REAX: The BOSTON HERALD’s Steve Buckley writes Epstein returns to the Red Sox “without the Teflon. No longer is he a sacred cow, a man so popular with fans and media that he hardly ever was criticized” (BOSTON HERALD, 1/26). The BOSTON GLOBE’s Dan Shaughnessy writes the “early morning talking heads” at WEEI “maintained that Epstein had ‘lost his halo’” (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/26). However, the GLOBE’s Gordon Edes writes Epstein “most assuredly returned on his terms.” He is “no casualty in this affair” (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/26). The N.Y. TIMES’ Murray Chass, on the multitude of statements issued by the team on Tuesday: “For much of the past 12 weeks, the Red Sox had been widely viewed as having a dysfunctional front office. I disagreed. ... With those statements, though, the Red Sox are beginning to sound dysfunctional. Their verbosity runneth over, and they tripped all over their words” (N.Y. TIMES, 1/26).