October 28, 2005

The GM Shuffle

Now that Brian Cashman has agreed to remain with the Yankees, the GM picture is starting to shake out. Red Sox assistant GM Josh Byrnes was named today as Arizona's new general manager, making the D-Backs baseball's 6th sabermetric team. Meanwhile, the Red Sox remain in discussions with Theo Epstein on an extension, and the Phillies have jumped into their search, interviewing Gerry Hunsicker yesterday; Hunsicker is also a candidate in Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, yes, Howard Eskin has launched a petition drive on WIP's website to get himself the job. But I've already spent too much time on this inane non-story, so I won't address it further.

I was for Byrnes, but Hunsicker is probably the best candidate at this point in Philly. And while I doubt the Red Sox would be stupid enough to let Epstein go -or that Theo would walk away from such a perfect situation, when he won't get over $1 million a year from any other team- if Theo departs from the Bosox, he should be named general manager of the Phillies the following day.

UPDATE: Make that just five saber teams- the Dodgers have fired Paul DePodesta. Think the Phillies could get him in for an interview?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 28, 2005 06:43 PM

If Theo goes, I can promise you that I will personally kick his ass the next time I see him at a Brookline High alumni event. ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at October 30, 2005 12:56 AM

Now he is SO toast. ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at October 31, 2005 11:49 PM
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