Found October 17, 2011 on
Pro Sports Daily:
The Boston Red Sox have reportedly settled on pitching prospect Trey McNutt as the compensation they seek from the Chicago Cubs for the right to hire Theo Epstein as their next general manager.A report out of Chicago suggests the two sides could announce a formal agreement as early as Tuesday.Talk of compensation for the signing of Epstein had become heated in recent days, even though the Red Sox had already decided on Ben Cherington as Epstein's replacement.Epstein has reportedly agreed in principle to a five-year deal worth $15 million to become the GM of the Cubs. The Red Sox sought compensation because Epstein has one year left on his contract in Boston.The young executive is considered one of the top GMs in the game after leading the Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007.McNutt, 22, went 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 22 starts with the Cubs' Double-A affiliate in Tennessee last season.
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As the Red Sox and Cubs continue to discuss what the Sox will receive as compensation for Theo Epstein if and when he heads to Chicago, it looks like the Sox could be eyeing some pitching help. The Red Sox are believed to be focused on Trey McNutt, who arguably the Cubs' best pitching prospect, according to CSN Chicago. The 22-year-old right-hander battled through injuries this...
Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein will be headed to the Cubs any day now, but not necessarily as general manager.
Epstein is actively looking to hire a GM, a move that would enable him to serve the Cubs as president of baseball operations, according to major league sources.
The change in job description would qualify as a promotion for Epstein. It also would allow him to be...
Maybe the Red Sox are asking for "something real" because they are afraid of selling another team asset and falling into an 86-year title-less abyss.
Larry Lucchino, who is in charge of the negotiations, and was spoken of recently as "one of the most unreasonable people I have ever dealt with...", reportedly is asking for two of the Cubs' best prospects...
There's been a lot of speculation as to what the Red Sox will receive as compensation if and when Theo Epstein heads to the Cubs. While much of the the rumors have centered around prospects, the Sox reportedly also inquired about some veteran talent. The Red Sox initially wanted pitcher Matt Garza, but the Cubs reportedly refused, according to ESPN.com. Most Sox fans likely remember...
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.
A report on SI.com on Tuesday indicated that the Cubs and Theo Epstein -- who reportedly has agreed in principle to become the general manager -- may add Padres general manager Jed Hoyer to their baseball operations department.
Talking baseball while missing Derrick Rose : 1) So what would happen if Larry Lucchino and the Red Sox really did demand so much in compensation from the Cubs that Theo Epstein couldn’t take the job until after the 2012 season? That’s a possibility – albeit still a remote one, I think – but after a week of unproductive negotiations it’s worth considering.
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Derek Jeter:Brian Cashman :: Nomar Garciaparra:Theo Epstein?
Time will tell...