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Word is that the Red Sox are looking for more veteran baseball guys to surround wonderboy Theo Epstein. On of the men the club could be turning to is already under its roof. Former Royals general manager Allard Baird has served as a special adviser to Theo Epstein the past few months and the the Globe is reporting that he could assume a bigger role (with a fancier title) in the organization after his contract expires on Oct. 31.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Allard Baird is probably not the answer to the Sox’s poor front office decision making. God knows he wasn’t the answer for the Royals poor front office decision making.

Are there really that few front-office types out there? And why does Theo need a babysitter? He’s making the big bucks. Shouldn’t he be equipped to do the job on his own?

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