Olney: Reading tea leaves on Theo and Tito
September, 29, 2011
ESPN Baseball Insider Buster Olney was on Mike and Mike this mornign discussing the futures of Theo Epstein and Terry Francona in Boston. What he had to say about each of them raised our eyebrows:
"I'm told by friends of Theo Epstein he would embrace the opportunity to go to the Cubs," Olney said. "Whether or not the Red Sox would allow that to happen remains to be seen.
"For Terry Francona, He's beloved by a lot of people in that organization, but at the same time, within some corners of that front office there are questions about whether the players are being pushed enough.
"A lot of advance scouts were commenting on how some of the key Red Sox players look like theuyve put on weight during the year."