Albert Pujols MLB Rumors: What The Chicago Cubs Can Learn From Theo Epstein

February 21, 2011 by  

Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein made a remark late last week that likely drew less attention than it deserved, especially as the world gears up for Albert Pujols to hit free agency after the 2011 season. 

In discussing the tactics that helped Boston sign free-agent Carl Crawford in December—despite rumors that Crawford would go to the Angels—Epstein mentioned that Boston scouted Crawford exhaustively throughout "the last three, four months of the season at the ballpark, away from the ballpark."

That is a significant thing to admit, and although I confess to a lack of intimate knowledge about the behind-the-scenes world of big-lea...

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