Me thinks that Lucchino was the guy that totally screwed this situation. That report states that there was too much inside talk in the Globe news reports not too be from an insider, so Theo just bolted. What a freakin mess! Another thing...this wasn't about money. It was about power, and after Theo engineered the WS, he felt comfortable with his experience and knowledge. Basically, what I'm saying is the deciding factor was how much power Theo would have.
Also, another thing to consider is that Theo has built a farm system that now is a Top 10 system...plenty of power arms, and hitters like Hanley, Pedroia, and even David Murphy.
I HATE LARRY LUCCHINO!@!@!@!!!!!!!
Best guess on future GM is Theo's assistant Jed Hoyer....in the same mold as Josh Byrnes