Larry Stone: The Mariners should go after Theo Epstein to clean up the mess they made

SEATTLE — Imagine that you’ve ended a combined 194 years of curses, winning two World Series with the Red Sox, one with the Cubs, thus ensuring that you are forever legendary in each city. But you want one more challenge, another seemingly impossible task that will cement your legacy as the greatest executive in sports history. Theo Epstein, have I got a team for you. In the wake of Kevin Mather’s ugly departure from Seattle last week, it’s a pertinent — and obvious — question: Could Epstein, still a relatively young man at 47 despite his vast accomplishments, be lured to Seattle to run the sh…

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