Scott Lauber: Theo Epstein's ambitions may be bigger than what the Phillies are willing to offer

PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen years ago, Theo Epstein famously sneaked out of Fenway Park in a gorilla suit on Halloween and stepped down as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, claiming his heart was no longer in it amid a power struggle with the team president.It took all of 80 days for Epstein to reclaim his job — and more autonomy.The point is, Epstein craves the action. Since the Red Sox made him baseball’s youngest GM in 2002, he assembled the first World Series-winning team in his hometown in 86 years, won another title three years later, orchestrated a move to Chicago, and rebuilt the Cubs …

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