Say it isn't so, Theo. Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub have reported that multiple sources have told them that Theo Epstein, the former GM of the Boston Red Sox and current President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, was behind the leaks that resulted in Bob Holer's smear campaign story in The Boston Globe.
Gresh, a longtime figure in sports radio, shared his thought process on the matter. Gresh presented several interesting arguments as to why it looks like it was Theo who leaked the information and not ownership, reminding that Red Sox ownership came out and denied the leak on their end immediately and that John Henry burst into the 98.5 The Sports Hub studios to deny the story and used the word "character assasination." Also, Gresh noted that we haven't heard from Epstein on the subject and talked about Terry Francona's interview with the Cubs being a sort of unspoken apology from Theo. Finally, Gresh notes that upon Jonathan Papelbon's departure, nothing was leaked to the media.
All in all, these are some good points. Hopefully, it wasn't Epstein, because if it was, that is pretty damning. It would put a damper on Epstein's entire body of work with the Red Sox, and would mean he's just another sleazy business man.
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