Well, so much for the worries about the new general manager and back to the worries about the next manager. The Red Sox promoted Theo Epstein's assistant GM, Ben Cherington, to the legit GM today and announced he would be Theo's replacement. Cherington does not have any experience as the full-time GM of a major league team, but he has plenty of experience in the organization, as he has worked with Boston since 1999. After Theo Epstein's brief departure in 2005, Cherington served as part-time GM with Jed Hoyer. Together, they pulled off the Hanley Ramirez- Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell deal which ultimately helped the Sox win the World Series in 2007. I hope Cherington works out for the team!