The writing is on the wall now, in big bold letters for the entire baseball world to see. Not a day seems to pass without someone else withdrawing his name from consideration as the next general manager of the Red Sox. It cannot help but make you wonder if anyone really wants the job.
Welcome to the club, Dayton Moore. A long and distinguished group of predecessors has embraced you. Two weeks after Theo Epstein proudly walked away, the Red Sox have been turned down by more potential prom dates than a desperate high school senior. Kevin Towers and Doug Melvin withdrew their names from contention. J.P. Ricciardi, Brian Sabean and Terry Ryan didn™t want the job. Even young hopefuls like Chris Antonetti and Tony Lacava have said no to the headless body that is the Red Sox baseball operations department.
First Epstein leaves Fenway Park dressed in a gorilla suit. Now the Sox can™t even find a monkey to take this job.
All signs pointed to Moore being the leading candidate as Epstein™s replacement, until Moore woke up and decided he wanted to stay in Atlanta. Or maybe he just didn™t want to come to Boston. Moore told the Herald™s Michael Silverman that Braves GM John Schuerholz helped talk him out of the second interview with the Sox, yet another shrewd decision that explains why Schuerholz is the best GM in the game.
Schuerholz has helped guide the Braves to a stunning 14 straight division championships. He knows anarchy when he sees it.