Coming Out of Left Field

Monday, December 12, 2005

Job-sharing

Finally, the Red Sox have filled Theo's shoes -- one guy for the left, one guy for the right:

Two to share Red Sox GM job

Seriously, while this is not an ideal situation, it's better than nothing at all. It should be easier to negotiate, set up trades, and so forth when there's someone (or someones) clearly in charge. I can't help wondering, though, how it'll change the front office dynamics. Will Hoyer and Cherington present an united front against Lucchino when the GMs and president/CEO disagree? Or will Lucchino use his experience and position to divide and conquer? Only time will tell -- and, given the number of decisions to be made, probably sooner rather than later.

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