Red Sox GM Theo Epstein: More Clownish Behavior

Posted: 8th January 2010 by Mike Guetti in MLB
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When did Theo Epstein become so smug? If you listen to the Boston GM these days, his off-season moves were just short of scintillating and have the Red Sox poised for a big run in 2010. He's either had too much to drink, or if he doesn't, he needs to down a couple real quick. Who exactly was Epstein bidding against when he secretly (and, from the way he talks about it, cleverly) crafted that five-year, $82-plus million deal with sore-armed pitcher John Lackey? Who gives a 31-year-old pitcher who missed parts of the prior two seasons with elbow problems an obscene, five-year contract? Except for his rookie year, Lackey pitched the fewest innings of his eight-year career in the last two seasons. This guy is a bad bet to make it through his first season in Boston without an arm issue, let alo ...

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