Edes Hears from a ‘Major League Source Close to Epstein’

by Jason Epstein

Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston has the latest.

Before the Boston Red Sox can advance too deeply in their managerial search, there is another order of business that the club must address with some urgency in the coming days.

Namely, what they plan to do in the event another club comes calling for general manager Theo Epstein, especially since, according to one major league source close to Epstein, it’s “50-50″ the GM would leave for the right situation.

“I wouldn’t be shocked either way,’’ the source said. “I know he’s not dying in the Red Sox job, and if he went to the Cubs and they won, he’d be a Hall of Fame general manager.’’

Wow, that “source” sure went out on a limb to keep Sox fans informed!