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The Cubs and Red Sox, unable to resolve the issue of compensation for Theo Epstein, have asked Commissioner Bud Selig to settle the matter.

Bud Selig's Legacy Still Stained by MLB's Steroid Era

Bud Selig has had a major impact on the game of baseball. He's boosted attendance and has turned Major League Baseball into a highly profitable business, and his contract extension through 2014 should help him finish whatever it is he hopes to do to write his own legacy as MLB's commissioner. Well, except for that whole steroid thing, which, no matter what, will always be...

Theo Epstein Compensation Coming To a Head

It looks as though MLB commissioner Bud Selig will have to settle the compensation issue between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs about Theo Epstein. According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times and confirmed by Carrie Muskat of, the Red Sox have asked Selig to settle the dispute. The Sun-Times states that Theo's best friend in the Red Sox organization, Larry Lucchino...

Red Sox, Cubs Turn to Bud Selig Over Compensation for Theo Epstein

Ever since Theo Epstein resigned as Red Sox general manger and signed his five-year, $18.5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs in October, the two clubs have been trying to exchange suitable compensation. With no resolution thus far, the Sox and Cubs have turned to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig to try and settle the matter. Selig has been involved with the situation...

Cubs, Red Sox want Bud Selig to set compensation for Theo Epstein

The compensation headache over Theo Epstein’s move from the Boston Red Sox to the Cubs is officially Bud Selig’s problem, turning a minor embarrassment for the Cubs into a potential precedent-setting action for Major League Baseball. Multiple sources told the Sun-Times that the Cubs and Red Sox...

In-Debted MLB Owners Welcome Back Bud

Although MLB's owners overwhemingly just extended Bud Selig's contract as commissioner, they will feel the pinch when it comes to a notable change in the new CBA and its revised Debt Service Rules, says SC's Diane M. Grassi.

Reports: Theo compensation issue to commish

Bud Selig has reportedly been asked to resolve the compensation issue over Theo Epstein between the Cubs and Red Sox.

Cubs 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

If Theo Epstein hopes to become the ultimate curse buster, he and General Manager Jed Hoyer will need to build the Cubs from the ground up with a strong farm system. The team has infused the minor league system with talent through trade and the draft in the last 12 months. There is talent here, but most of it has warts of one form or another. Cubs top 5 fantasy prospects ...

Theo Epstein compensation close

The long, national nightmare known as the Theo Epstein compensation talks finally might be coming to an end. According...

Northside Archives: Trade Compensation

The Cubs are still sorting out the trade compensation they’ll be sending the Red Sox for “acquiring” Theo Epstein. You may recall that this little matter was either to be [...] To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

What is Theo Epstein worth? Selig to decide

What has turned into the longest-running soap opera of the baseball offseason may be resolved soon, although Cubs fans have heard all this before.

Wanted: Somebody to Write Tweets and Facebook Postings for the Chicago Cubs

This is the view from the Wrigley Field press box. It is, and I'm speaking from experience here as this picture comes from my personal archives, one of the best views in all of professional sports. It can also be your office if you're lucky. The Cubs are hiring a Social Media and Public Relations Assistant to help craft a favorable image of the team with the general public...
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