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Old 11-29-2005, 10:52 AM
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Default it appears Red Sox have a GM - Jeremy Kapstein

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


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.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:03 PM
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His name is Jerry Kapstein. At one time he was Carlton Fisk's agent.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:36 PM
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:40 PM
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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.
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Old 11-29-2005, 12:46 PM
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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.
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Old 11-29-2005, 01:23 PM
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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.

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Old 11-29-2005, 04:46 PM
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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?
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:00 PM
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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?
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Old 11-29-2005, 05:23 PM
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Selfishly I'm glad it wasn't Dave Wilder.
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Old 11-29-2005, 07:08 PM
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Can we call him "Theo" Kapstein?
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Old 11-29-2005, 11:41 PM
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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.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:54 AM
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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.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:13 AM
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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.
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:26 AM
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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
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Old 11-30-2005, 10:57 AM
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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?
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