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Fenway
11-29-2005, 11:52 AM
Listen to this interview on WEEI and it appears the new GM of the Red Sox is Jeremy Kapstein. Some of you will remember he was a super agent in the 70's and 80's

11-29-05 Jeremy Kapstein Red Sox Senior Advisor Baseball Projects (http://eod.liquidviewer.com/weei-od/JeremyKapstein--11-29-05.wma)


Lucchino told him what they'd pay, and he said "We've got a deal". Dale and Holley are now debating whether or not this means that he's been named the GM or not.

dickallen15
11-29-2005, 01:03 PM
His name is Jerry Kapstein. At one time he was Carlton Fisk's agent.

LuvSox
11-29-2005, 01:36 PM
:whocares.

whitesoxwilkes
11-29-2005, 01:40 PM
:whocares.

Plenty of BASEBALL fans care. Hence the posting in TALKING BASEBALL...a place to talk about the other 28 teams that don't play in Chicago.

Fenway
11-29-2005, 01:46 PM
His name is Jerry Kapstein. At one time he was Carlton Fisk's agent.

I know one thing, he would send contracts out by December 20th :?:
( thats how Fisk became a White Sox)

http://espn.go.com/mlb/s/2000/1121/893718.html


The first super agent
When the first class of free agents hit the market after the 1976 season, one agent had nearly all the players as his clients: Jerry Kapstein. He had become one of the first agents in the early '70s, and had signed up about 60 players, many from the Red Sox, A's and Orioles. Several were free agents. Joe Rudi was one of them.

"He's the finest man I ever met," Rudi said. "He had impeccable principles, he so well-organized and prepared in arbitrations and everything he told us all along from day one happened."

Grich had joined up with Kapstein in 1973.

"He was basically working in Washington as a judge's advocate in 1972," Grich said. "I know Yaz had Bob Woolf, and he was having trouble signing and that's when you first started to hear the word agent. Jerry moved to Providence, Rhode Island, and in 1973, Carlton (Fisk) and I picked up Jerry at around the same time."

His clients in 1976 (not all were free agents) included Rudi, Grich, Don Baylor, Carlton Fisk, Rollie Fingers, Bert Campaneris, Gene Tenace, Ken Holtzman, Goose Gossage, Richie Zisk, Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans and Al Bumbry.

Lip Man 1
11-29-2005, 02:23 PM
As talked about in the Lords Of The Realm he was also part owner/ President of the Padres at one time because he married Kroc's daughter. He also was decertified by the MLBPA for a period of time because of some incidents that they felt were either illegal or unethical.

Lip

NardiWasHere
11-29-2005, 05:46 PM
Plenty of BASEBALL fans care. Hence the posting in TALKING BASEBALL...a place to talk about the other 28 teams that don't play in Chicago.

I'll never understand why someone would click on talking baseball and then get upset when it isn't Sox talk. I love this portion of the boards.


BTW Fenway, who has been making the decisions for the BoSox in the interim? Someone had to orchestrate the Beckett deal, right?

ilsox7
11-29-2005, 06:00 PM
Am I the only one who finds it humorous that they can't even figure out if the guy has been named GM? What is going on up there in Boston?

hose
11-29-2005, 06:23 PM
Selfishly I'm glad it wasn't Dave Wilder.:redface:

A. Cavatica
11-29-2005, 08:08 PM
Can we call him "Theo" Kapstein?

LuvSox
11-30-2005, 12:41 AM
I'll never understand why someone would click on talking baseball and then get upset when it isn't Sox talk. I love this portion of the boards.



Some people have had enough of the Boston Red Cubs. That's why.

whitesoxwilkes
11-30-2005, 08:54 AM
Some people have had enough of the Boston Red Cubs. That's why.

Well, like it or not, they're a baseball team. You don't wanna read about it, don't click on the thread.

doublem23
11-30-2005, 11:13 AM
Some people have had enough of the Boston Red Cubs. That's why.

Well, boy, don't read threads entitled, "it appears the Red Sox have a GM." You might run into some Red Sawx discussion.

soxfanreggie
11-30-2005, 11:26 AM
I do have to agree...you know the title of the threads. If I don't want to read about the Flubs, I wouldn't click on a thread about them.

Fenway, you mad you'll have to step down as interim GM?...we knew it was you who got beckett :neener:

Fenway
11-30-2005, 11:57 AM
BTW Fenway, who has been making the decisions for the BoSox in the interim? Someone had to orchestrate the Beckett deal, right?

Everybody is guessing that Luchinno has the final say, the Red Sox are being run for the moment by Jerry Kapstein and former Tiger GM Bill Lajoie.

My guess is that they may continue this for a year and then see who pops up. Dallas is next week and you really want an outsider to deal with Manny right away?

Paulwny
11-30-2005, 12:13 PM
Fenway, what do you know about "Otis", who frequents this site, has had some reliable rumors, and has an in with the Red Sox ? Or, are you "Otis" ?

Fenway
11-30-2005, 12:15 PM
Fenway, what do you know about "Otis", who frequents this site, has had some reliable rumors, and has an in with the Red Sox ? Or, are you "Otis" ?
I am not Otis :smile:

I know of who you speak but I don't know who he is. The only Otis I knew was a drunk in Mayberry :smile: who is a Cubs fan

http://tesla.liketelevision.com/liketelevision/images/lowrez/andygoat.gif (http://ltvreal.liketelevision.com/ramgen/classic3/bdayotis-andyg11b.smil)

LuvSox
11-30-2005, 12:36 PM
I do have to agree...you know the title of the threads. If I don't want to read about the Flubs, I wouldn't click on a thread about them.



Yeah, thanks, I got the point from the first two guys that said that.

I was just expressing an opinion about the media darling Red Cubs.

Relax.

Fenway
12-05-2005, 11:50 AM
Larry Lucchino came out of his bunker last night and explains how the Red Sox will go to Dallas WITHOUT a GM

http://cbs4boston.com/sports

http://img.viacomlocalnetworks.com/images_sizedimage_339083517/lg (http://cbs4boston.com/sports/local_story_339065218.html)

Fenway
12-06-2005, 12:00 PM
The Red Sox owner muddles things more


ET: So if another general manager wants to make a deal right now, whom do they call?



JH: It depends on the trade. If it is of significance it will get to Larry and perhaps Tom (Werner).



ET: So if a GM wants to make a trade he picks up the phone and calls Larry?



JH: No. He calls the general manager.



ET: That's what I mean ...



JH: Well, Bill Lajoie has been the point man, but it depends on who is calling. If the Mets are calling, well they were talking with Peter (Woodfork). Things are divided up. The David Wells stuff has been handled by (Craig) Shipley. Things are divided up. It's necessary. It doesn't work as well as it has worked in previous years, but it works. We lost a terrific GM and a terrific assistant general manager (Josh Byrnes). Last year I feel we had five members of that staff who hadn't been GMs yet who will be one day.



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