Ben Cherington to Replace Theo Epstein as Red Sox General Manager; the Twittersphere Reacts

Posted by erik devaney

The Boston Red Sox are expected to name Ben Cherington as the team’s new general manager today at a 3 p.m. press conference.

Cherington has held a variety of positions during his 12 years of service with the Red Sox. For three years he was the team’s director of player development and in 2005 he even served briefly as co-general manager (when Theo Epstein temporarily abandoned his post). Since 2008/2009, Cherington has been assistant general manager.

With Epstein officially resigning from the Sox to join the Chicago Cubs, the GM title is now Cherington’s for the taking.

Cherington’s job will not be in easy one. He is inheriting a team that went 7-20 in September, which wiped away a nine-game lead in the wild-card race; a lead that should have secured the Red Sox a spot in the playoffs.

To add mishap to misery, the team is being bombarded with allegations of misconduct regarding players drinking beer during games.

Tweets about the forthcoming announcement of Cherington becoming the next Red Sox GM have generally been positive.

However, one person has likened Cherington to Steve Augeri, who replaced Steve Perry as the lead singer of the band Journey (this may or may not be a positive comment, depending on where your Journey loyalties lie).


You can watch today’s announcement live at

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