Re: Theo vs. Lucchino- Lucchino wins this power struggle
posted at 10/26/2011 3:25 PM EDT
In Response to Theo vs. Lucchino- Lucchino wins this power struggle
[QUOTE]It came down to a power struggle between Theo and Lucchino. Lucchino ain't goin' nowhere, so he won and Theo left. There always was conflict between the two, and a significant redundancy. As Cherington said in his presser, Theo is a front office guy as is Lucchino. Cherington is more an on thefield talent evaluator guy. From this perspective, it makes sense for Theo to move on and Lucchino to fully assume leadership of baseball operations. Theo himself describes his relationship to Lucchino in his farewell/ mea culpa as "complicated". We all know what he really meant- Lucchino was a difficult guy to work under.
Posted by Shtarka[/QUOTE]
Wow talk about misrepresentation of facts...you must have studied under the Law School of Distortion...
First off, you were right to that Theo said working with Lucchino was complicated, but he also said it was fulfilling and rewarding too...you conveniently left that part out. By the way, how many boss/worker relationships in any business would not be considered complicated!!
Secondly, Theo never was in charge of baseball operations for the Red Sox...that was Lucchino's job. It was Theo's job to manage and execute the baseball field matters as General Manager. Lucchino was his boss, no question about it, but he admits repeatedly, which these pages are removed from the Law School text books, that he had input into what transpired for the team but didn't make the decisions.
Third, Theo's new position with the Cubs is equivalent to Lucchino's which is why it is not considered a lateral move and the Sox are expecting compensation for Theo leaving. I believe Theo is bringing Jed Hoyer in to be the GM.
Theo is on record as saying he would have stayed on another season as Sox GM if Francona had stayed, but since he didn't it made for a perfect time for him to move on and allow Cherington to handle the re-building on the front office, which includes the field manager.
Please shtarka don't get caught up in the spindoctor shenanigans that some people here are OBSESSED with...Theo might as well have just sat by the pool, ate bon-bons and collected his handsome checks prior to his walking out in 2005 because Lucchino was making all the baseball decisions, or at least that is the case in the distorted minds of the Theo Haters Army.