When Theo Epstein left to take a similar position with the Cubs, many speculated that the next General Manager of the Red Sox would come from within. Those predictions were correct as the Red Sox decided to go with Assistant GM Ben Cherington as their new GM of the future.
Cherington, 37, has ties with the Red Sox organization since 1997. He was then hired by the Indians in 1998, but brought back to the Red Sox in 1999. He has been Epstein’s top assistant for the past three seasons. He previously served as a scout and director of player development. His ties to the Boston area are strong, too. He was born in New Hampshire, attended Amherst College and then got his Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. Cherington also served as a co-GM along with Jed Hoyer back in 2005 while Epstein was on hiatus.
The impact that Theo Epstein has had in Boston has been immeasurable. He bring a winning track record to the Cubs and that’s something fans in Chicago will defeintely love. Not only did Epstein assemble a team to break the “Curse of the Bambino” with a title in 2004, but he also added a second title three years later.
As for the Boston Red Sox, they can rest easy knowing that they’re in good hands with Cherington. Their new GM has been with the organization for a while now and knows exactly what the Red Sox need to stay competitive as title contenders.