Jul 26 2008
By David Scott
Boston Sports Media Watch
Boston Globe baseball writer Gordon Edes confirmed over the weekend to Scott’s Shots that he has given his notice to sports editor Joe Sullivan and will begin at Yahoo! Sports (as a national baseball writer) within the next month.
The saga that has taken over three months to finalize means the Globe will have to shift and shuffle writers over to the Sox beat at the very time it is starting to sizzle.
“I’m thrilled to be going to Yahoo!,” said Edes in a Friday email response to Shot. “This (Boston) will remain my base and I expect to do a lot of Sox stuff, but this gives me a chance to choose from a national palette.”
There has still been no resolution to the Edes appeal of his buyout denial, even as the New York Times Company acknowledges that nearly $39 million in buyouts have been afforded employees. Edes was one of a few Globies denied his buyout application. Edes is taking the high road in his exit from Morrissey Boulevard but it is believed the circumstances surrounding his departure have led to some strained relationships.
“The nearly 12 years I spent at the Globe were the best of my professional life; I had a chance on many levels to connect with a readership extraordinary in its knowledge and passion, and I trust some of the folks who read me in the Globe will click on me at Yahoo!,” he said in his email.
Edes gave one-week notice to Sullivan, and finishies up August 1.