Epstein: "It's been exaggerated"
Q&A with Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations
This story appears in the Dec. 12, 2011, "Interview Issue" of ESPN The Magazine.
OLNEY: What do you think happened to the Red Sox down the stretch?
EPSTEIN: How do you describe a death spiral? When you have a collapse like this, it's always a number of things happening at once. We lost a few key guys to injury, a few guys had significant downturns in performance and a few guys we were hoping could come up from the minors regressed at that level. All of a sudden ...
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ESPN The Magazine: December 12, 2011