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Theo N. Epstein
- School Yale University
 Biographical Information
After working in the San Diego Padres front office from 1998 to 2002, Theo Epstein was named General Manager of the Boston Red Sox on November 25, 2002. At the time he was the youngest GM in baseball history (Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers has since surpassed the mark).
Following a three-year stint with the Red Sox, Epstein and the Red Sox were unable to come an agreement on a new contract following the 2005 season. CEO Larry Lucchino was seen by many as overly meddlesome which may have led Epstein's departure. But within a few months, Epstein returned to his former club in his previous capacity. After the 2011 season Epstein asked to be released from his contract as GM. After a long period of negotation Epstein was allowed to leave the Red Sox and become President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. During his time in Boston, Epstein helped the team to win two World Series and make the playoffs six times in ten years.
Epstein's first move in Chicago was to hire Jed Hoyer, who had worked for him in Boston, as the team's new General Manager. That meant that the Cubs would need to pay compensation to Boston for Epstein, and to the San Diego Padres for Hoyer. He then dismissed manager Mike Quade, explaining that he wanted the team to begin with a clean slate. He hired Dale Sveum to be the team's new manager in 2012. On February 21st, the Cubs sent young pitcher Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox in compensation for having hired Epstein while he was still under contract in Boston, and on march 15th added another young pitcher, Aaron Kurcz, to the deal.
|Boston Red Sox General Manager