The Theo Epstein era has finally ended in Boston. In steps former assistant Ben Cherington, a born & bred New Englander from a small town in New Hampshire.
Cherington interned under Red Sox GM Dan Duquette while playing college baseball at UMASS Amherst. He went on to become a Scout for the Red Sox after college and worked his way through the ranks. In 2005, Cherington was named co-GM with Jed Hoyer when Theo Epstein briefly resigned from the position. So Cherington has been biding his time ever since, and now his takeover is official. This should mark a new beginning for Boston as Beer-Gate has dominated headlines for the past few weeks. The Red Sox are expected to announce their new GM at 3 pm on Tuesday, a few hours after the Chicago Cubs announce the arrival of Epstein.