Posted October 18, 2011 on
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It has been more than a week since word leaked that Theo Epstein was headed to Chicago to join the Cubs after nine years with the Boston Red Sox.
It may take even longer for an official announcement.
Major League Baseball prohibits major news announcements during the World Series, which kicks off Wednesday in St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game 1.
A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Epstein has agreed to a contract with the Cubs with a year left on his general manager contract in Boston. The person says compensation issues must be worked out, speaking on condition of anonymity because there has not been an announcement.
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The big news regarding Theo Epstein potentially heading to Chicago is that there is not yet news. The Red Sox and Cubs remain stalemated on compensation negotiations, according to ESPN.com. But if and when Epstein joins Cubs, he reportedly will be permitted to take one prominent member of the Red Sox organization with him. According to ESPN.com's Gordon Edes, executive vice president...
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With Cubs and Red Sox at impasse, they must defer to World SeriesThe Theo Epstein saga appeared to be going into extra innings Tuesday after the Cubs and Boston failed to decide on compensation for Epstein's services.
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If Cubs and Red Sox can't agree on compensation, Selig may interveneST. LOUIS — With the sides apparently no closer to resolving the question of what Theo Epstein is worth to the Cubs, major league sources indicate Commissioner Bud Selig is monitoring the situation and weighing the need to try to facilitate a deal.
ESPN is reporting that the compensation talks for Theo Epstein are basically done, and that Epstein will become the President of the Cubs. In tandem with that Jed Hoyer will leave San Diego after just two years (and a trade of their fan favorite to his new boss!) to become the GM in Chicago. Josh Byrnes, another former Epstein lieutenant will ascend to the GM role out west in place...
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CHICAGO - The Red Sox and Cubs still are trying to wrap up the Theo Epstein compensation talks before first pitch...
It appears as if Friday's off-day at the World Series will be a busy "official" news day in other baseball hamlets
As David Kaplan of Chicago's WGN 720 first reported on Thursday night, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox have finally agreed to a deal that would install Theo Epstein (left) as the North Side's main man. No one has yet reported on the compensation...
It appears club wants to add more than just a GMNow it appears incoming baseball boss Theo Epstein will bring Padres GM Jed Hoyer to Chicago to be the Cubs' new GM, reuniting the two old friends from Boston.