Murray Chass posts a nice rant on the drawn out compensation between the Cubs and the Red Sox over the Theo Epstein hiring. He wrote this letter to Larry Lucchino, which went unanswered:
“I got your message that you can’t talk about the Theo compensation issue because it’s before the commissioner, but (1) it’s not as if this is a matter before, say, Judge Lucchino, and he has issued a gag order and (2) there are questions you could answer, if you chose to, without interfering with his decision.
“For example, why did the Red Sox agree to let Theo terminate his contract with them and leave for the Cubs before compensation had been agreed to? If, as John Henry said at the time, you guys wanted Theo to stay, why didn’t you say to the Cubs this is what it will cost to get us to release him from his contract; take it or leave it?
“The fact that you were willing to let him go without having agreed on compensation suggests that you were very willing to let him leave. Lucchino and Henry are...