Red Sox Player RosterBy Baselinemag | Posted 2004-05-14 Print
A by-the-numbers all-star team.
Senior Vice President, General Manager
Epstein went to Yale, majoring in American studies. Since then, he's studied America's pastime, starting with an internship with the Baltimore Orioles in 1992. In 2001, the San Diego Padres named him director of player development. In November 2002, at the age of 28, he joined the Red Sox, becoming the youngest general manager in baseball. He is part of a group of young GMs who believe in Sabermetrics, the mathematical study of baseball.
President, Chief Executive Officer
A product of a Pittsburgh working-class family, he became president and co-owner of the Baltimore Orioles in 1988. Sold his interest in the Orioles in 1995 and became a co-owner of the San Diego Padres. In 2001, he joined the investor group purchasing the Red Sox.
Led investor group that purchased the Sox and part of a cable network from the Yawkey family trust in December 2001 for $700 million. Henry made his fortune as a commodities trader, employing computerized formulas to predict commodities markets. Henry has overhauled the team's management, looking for people who share his views on applying analytics to baseball.
Senior Baseball Operations Advisor
As a night watchman at the Stokely Van Camp pork and beans plant in Lawrence, Kan., James began putting his thoughts about baseball down on paper. James self-published his first Baseball Abstract book, filled with statistics and analysis of baseball, in 1977. It became a staple guide for baseball fanatics.
The hiring of Francona, a former bench coach with the Oakland A's, was seen as instrumental in wooing pitcher Curt Schilling from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Francona managed Schilling for four years with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Assistant General Manager
Byrnes graduated with a degree in English from Haverford College, where he set the school's home run record while playing first base.
Director of Information Technology
The Boston native, and long-enduring Sox fan, joined the team three years ago and has since overhauled the club's technology infrastructure to support its increased focus on analytics.
Executive VP, Co-Owner
E Solutions developed the ScoutAdvisor software that is used by the Red Sox and eight other major league teams to track and analyze talent.
General Manager, Oakland A's
Beane has used Sabermetrics to build one of the winningest teams in baseball on one of the smallest budgets. His strategies for finding undervalued talent are now being copied by teams like the Sox.
Principal Owner, New York Yankees
The Yankees boss uses his deep pockets to buy baseball's best talent. In so doing, he remains the biggest obstacle in the Red Sox' 86-year quest to win the World Series.
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