Friday, May 6, 2016

So, You Like Travis Shaw? Thank Theo Epstein For Him

(Bob Packert Photo)
It's amazing how the actions of a baseball General Manager can reverberate well beyond their tenure with a given franchise. Case in point: your 2016 Red Sox third-baseman Travis Shaw. You can pass on your thanks to one Theo Epstein of the Cubbies. Epstein liked Shaw so much he drafted him twice—once out of high school in 2008 and then again in 2011 out of Kent State. Oh, did we mention that Theo also got us David Ortiz? And, these guys as well: Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Vazquez and Henry Owens. Not bad, Theo.