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Fenway
03-27-2011, 04:16 PM
Terry Francona NEVER speaks out but Showalter went after Epstein in an interview and Terry is not happy. All Buck said was he wanted to see how smart Theo would be with Tampa's budget. But Francona responding is out of character for him....

Showalter interview

http://www.mensjournal.com/is-this-man-too-smart-for-baseball

Francona's response

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2011/03/francona_aggrav.html

Buck goes after Jeter as well....

JohnTucker0814
03-27-2011, 07:18 PM
I agree with Buck. Epstein gets labeled a great GM because he's able to buy the "best" free agent on the market? There's some intelligence in who you sign and for how long... but just because Cashman and Epstein have the money to buy their best players, doesn't make them smart.

mzh
03-27-2011, 08:11 PM
Shut up and manage your damn team. Not that we should talk though :P. However, Buck's got a point. You can't call BS on a reasonable point.

soltrain21
03-27-2011, 08:37 PM
Theo has basically an unlimited budget for his roster and to spend in the draft. Labeling him as a "genius" has always been crap.

HomeFish
03-27-2011, 10:12 PM
This is bush league, and reminds me of Billy Koch trash-talking the Twins when he first got to Chicago.

tstrike2000
03-28-2011, 12:36 AM
Whether Buck's right or not, just shut up and worry about your own team. Even though Francona doesn't usually talk about team issues in public, it's understandable for him to say something. And although it would be nice to see another team besides Boston or NY take that division, Baltimore isn't there yet.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
03-28-2011, 12:54 AM
Whether Buck's right or not, just shut up and worry about your own team. Even though Francona doesn't usually talk about team issues in public, it's understandable for him to say something. And although it would be nice to see another team besides Boston or NY take that division, Baltimore isn't there yet.

Hasn't Tampa Bay taken the division two of the last three years?

Just saying.

palehozenychicty
03-28-2011, 02:26 PM
Hasn't Tampa Bay taken the division two of the last three years?

Just saying.

Indeed. They'll be there again if they find a closer. A lot of strong talent still in the system about to rise (Jennings, Hellickson).

Fenway
03-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Whether Buck's right or not, just shut up and worry about your own team. Even though Francona doesn't usually talk about team issues in public, it's understandable for him to say something. And although it would be nice to see another team besides Boston or NY take that division, Baltimore isn't there yet.

Showalter: Sorry, Theo (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2011/03/showalter_apolo.html)

Theo says the matter is closed.

Yes Theo has a nice budget, but nobody can deny Boston has done a good job in developing talent.

VenturaFan23
03-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Indeed. They'll be there again if they find a closer. A lot of strong talent still in the system about to rise (Jennings, Hellickson).

Losing Crawford was a huge blow IMO. It will be hard to fill his cleats there.