January 08, 2006

Theo breaks radio silence

redsoxcirc100Former Redsox GM Theo Epstein decided to tell some of his side of the story by calling in to Matt Siegal on KISS-108.

He talked about a lot of subjects. Read about it here. For example, when asked if Damon would still be a Yankee if Theo were still the GM, he said,

Probably, given the way it’s gone down. I hate to comment on negotiations when I’m not directly involved in them but I’ll say this, I don’t think anyone’s at fault for the way things transpired. Johnny did what was best for him and his family. The Yankees, given the need they had at leadoff and in center field, did the right thing for them. They did a good job in the negotiation. And the Red Sox offered $10 million a year and really adhered to the philosophy of setting a value on a player, remaining disciplined through the course of the negotiation, a philosophy that played a large role in 95-plus wins three years in a row and as tough as it is when you lose players, as tough as it is on the fans, that philosophy will serve the fans well in the long run because it will lead to winning teams.

Theo apparently also called and talked on WZLX’s Karlson and McKenzie show. Let's hear it for Boston Sports Talk Radio.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 8, 2006 06:40 AM