Merloni: It's time for Theo to move on

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Merloni: It's time for Theo to move on

With the Theo Epstein-to-Chicago rumors swirling, Lou Merloni has a simple, three-word solution:

Let him go.

"Yeah, I think it's just time. I do," the ex-Sox infielder told Michael Felger on 'Sports Sunday'.

"Listen, I like Theo. I think he's done a good job, for the most part . . . But I think every place has its time. And his time here is over."

Merloni also dismisses the notion of giving Epstein a contract extension, or promoting him to a higher position.

"You let him walk, I think, because I think he might be interested in the Cubs job," said Merloni, later adding: "I think he's sick and tired of butting heads with some people in the Red Sox organization, he wants total control . . . So I say, let him leave . . . I just say move on. They got assistant GM Ben Cherington sliding right in to the GM position . . . Just a new voice. Same kind of attitude . . . but a new leader, a new way to look at things, maybe."

Bill "Spaceman" Lee is running for governor in Vermont

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Bill "Spaceman" Lee is running for governor in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee tells WCAX-TV voters will "need umbrellas" if he's elected, because "it's going to be raining dollars," referring to money trickling down from the wealthy.

Lee pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978. He was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Lee says he's a "pragmatic, conservative, forward thinker." He supports legalizing marijuana, a single-payer health care system and paid family leave.

Carrabis: Do you trust Dombrowski to find relief help?

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Carrabis: Do you trust Dombrowski to find relief help?

Jared Carrabis joins Sports Tonight to discuss the news that Carson Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery, and whether he has faith that Dombrowski will be able to find bullpen help.