Ben, it's all yours: Lucchino's tenure with the team was shorter than Ben Cherington’s—who began working with the team as an front-office intern at the age of 13 months. Ben should know where all the skeletons are buried – including Theo’s gorilla suit. He's been granted absolution for making the trade that brought Beckett to Boston by shipping Beckett to LA. Cherington has a solid baseball mind and was a Red Sox fan as kid – so he feels it in his bones, in contrast to the mercenary Lucchino. My directive: “Kid, you’ve got three years – don’t (expletive) it up.” Dan Duquette, you’re on deck.