Theo Epstein

Years as General Manager: 2002–2005, 2006–2011

Awards and Recognition with Boston
Baseball America Major League Executive of the Year, 2008
Sporting News Executive of the Decade, 2009

Memorable Moments for Theo Epstein

  • 25 November 2002 - Having grown up in the shadows of Fenway Park in Brookline, MA, twenty-eight-year-old Theo Epstein becomes the youngest general manager in Major League Baseball history when the Red Sox select him to replace interim GM Mike Port.
  • 31 October 2005 - General manager Theo Epstein announces his resignation after he and ownership fail to agree to a new contract; however, Epstein would return to his role three months and replace Ben Cherington and Jed Hoyer, who had been named as co-general managers in December.
  • 19 January 2006 - Former general manager Theo Epstein returns to the Red Sox after an 80-day hiatus. The architect of the 2004 World Champion Red Sox, who left the team on Halloween Day, returns to eventually resume duties as GM.
  • 21 October 2011 - Theo Epstein, after nine seasons with the Red Sox as general manager, resigns his position to become the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. Ben Cherington is eventually named the new Boston GM.
  • 21 February 2012 - As compensation for the Cubs signing then-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein away from the Red Sox last October, Boston receives Chris Carpenter and a player to be named later from Chicago in exchange for a player to be named later. The Sox eventually receive Aaron Kurcz while the Cubbies receive Jair Bogaerts, brother of Xander Bogaerts.