Roche: Red Sox ‘Jumped The Shark’ With Lackey, Crawford Signings

June 15, 2012 12:00 AM
Roche: Red Sox ‘Jumped The Shark’ With Lackey, Crawford Signings
" BOSTON (CBS) –┬áTheo Epstein has been the subject of conversation lately, as his former team meets his current team in a weekend series at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The former Red Sox general manager had a tremendous run in Boston, one that will never, ever be forgotten. Two World Series titles will do that for you. He’s now trying to bring starving Cubs fans the same thing.

As we look back at his Boston tenure, the question of the week has been what made him leave? Or better yet, what went wrong? And much of that talk has focused on the 2009/10 offseason, when things started to go downhill. Theo feels that he and the baseball operations department collided with the business/marketing departments to maybe alter the present and future of the organization.

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And with that said, as we look back on history, the John Lackey signing may turn out to be the “jump the shark” moment for the “Henry/Werner/Lucchino” Boston Red Sox.

Somewhere around Dec. 8 at the annual winter meetings, Theo began using the term “bridge year” when looking ahead to 2010 and perhaps 2011 "

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