The Boston Red Sox have decided not to hire a new general manager.

[…] the Boston Red Sox have decided that assistant general manager Jed Hoyer and director of player development Ben Cherington will share the job. “Between them, Ben and Jed have intimate knowledge of every player in our organization, from top to bottom,” team president Larry Lucchino said. “They complement each other well with their varied experiences.”

I am a little surprised by this. I would not have found it out of the ordinary for them to bring somebody up from within the organization, but I did not expect them to split the GM responsibilities between two people. I hope that this works well for the administration of the team.