Re: Theo's difference in requirements for Chi Mgr vs Boston's
posted at 11/3/2011 3:21 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Theo's difference in requirements for Chi Mgr vs Boston's
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Theo's difference in requirements for Chi Mgr vs Boston's : In my experience your supposition is correct in most cases, however many times an organization e.g. The Roman Empire, Apple, a company I worked for many years, etc. has a CEO, President that micro-manages everything and has an absolute expectation that nothing of any significance occurs without their approval. It is my opinion that LL is very much like a Steve Jobs was at Apple, in total control. Ergo Cherington will be able to make some decisions which are very obvious to Ben based on detailed previous discussions with LL. However any significant decision e.g. Trades, FA Signings, etc., Cherington will absolutely NOT be able to make a decision without obtaining approval from LL.
Posted by sindarin-erebor[/QUOTE]
Sorry, I don't think the Roman Empire analogy works...that would be John Henry as a sole owner and proprietor of the Red Sox Sweet Empire (as compared to the Evil Empire in the Big Apple). Speaking of Apple...Jobs was definitely a micro manager at Apple because he had the ideas and brainpower to build that company from the beginning...as does Zuckenburg with FaceBook...but Larry Lucchino is far from being the baseball afficiendo that Jobs and Zuckenburg were/are with their companies.
Lucchino knows how to run baseball operations which includes marketing the team and the BALLPARK...as this is a big part of Lucchino's job, managing all things Fenway Park.
I totally disagree that Cherington will require every move he makes to be approved. The big dollar players require approval of ownership, which includes Lucchino, but the new manager, any trades and non big-ticket free agents will be Cherington's decision, which support from his front office team.
So it doesn't matter that Lucchino has stated on the record that he does not make the baseball decisions?...He agreed that he provides input but leaves the ultimate decisions to the people responsible for making them...the GM and manager.
Please provide any facts whatsoever that would lead me to agree with your beliefs...something like where the GM has stated I didn't want this player but Lucchino forced me to do it?? Or the GM even insinuates this, like Brian Cashman did with Alfonso Soriano in NY.
Epstein never did this, except with the Beckett trade, that he wasn't a part of...that trade happened during his absence and Cherington/Hoyer and BILL LAJOIE pulled that off...not Lucchino!