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Commissioner Bud Selig has said that he will step in if the Red Sox and Cubs don't agree on compensation for Theo Epstein. But now that Frank McCourt has revealed his intention to sell the Dodgers, Selig may be putting the Sox and Cubs on his back burner. On WEEI's Mutt and Merloni show Wednesday, Peter Gammons suggested that Selig doesn't see the Red Sox-Cubs compensation talks as a priority now, despite his promise to get involved. "I think he was so giddy at getting into Los Angeles and knowing that Frank McCourt was finally giving up that it was...
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CHICAGO -- Well, we probably never will know what Carmine thinks of the Cubs because Theo Epstein left his cherished...
Steve Rosenbloom: Theo Epstein is the Cubs' president of baseball operations, but he sounded Tuesday like the general manager he was in Boston, running interference for his new GM, Jed Hoyer, on some big questions.
BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says Boston and Chicago have agreed to extend by at least a week their deadline for settling on compensation for Theo Epstein's departure to become the Cubs' president last month.
A pair of House Democrats are asking Major League Baseball and the players union to begin testing for human growth hormone and ban chewing tobacco in public.
Reps. Frank Pallone of New Jersey and Henry Waxman of California made their respective requests via a letter to both commissioner Bud Selig and Michael Weiner, who is the executive director of the players union.
Here are some links from New England while we wait for the Red Sox and Cubs to finally decide on compensation for Theo Epstein...
SI.com's Jon Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have not yet asked the Rangers for permission to interview pitching coach Mike Maddux, but he's seen as a likely candidate for their pitching coach job.
In another tweet, Heyman says...
The former team owner has told Commissioner Bud Selig about his plans. He hopes to lead an investment group to buy the club and 'reconnect the team and the community.'Peter O'Malley, whose family owned the Dodgers for nearly half a century, said Wednesday he would like to run the team once again.
Theo Epstein is looking for a new manager to lead the Chicago Cubs. He knows exactly the type of candidate he wants, too.
So it looks as if Cherington and the Red Sox are pretty high on Sveum.
And it wouldn't surprise me if Theo hires Tito for the Cubs.
So the Cubs get Theo Epstein and Terry Francona while we probably get nothing in compensation for Theo and we get Dale Sveum?
2011 Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return to the team next season.
The Cubs released a statement Wednesday saying they decided to move on from the inexperienced skipper.
“Jed Hoyer and I had an all-day meeting with Mike last Thursday at Wrigley Field," said newly minted Cubs President Theo Epstein in a statement. "And Mike and I continued our dialogue with...
As they are both in the middle of a managerial search -- and, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, free agency -- the Red Sox and Cubs have received an extension to work out compensation for Theo Epstein's departure from Boston to Chicago.
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade will not return next season.
Theo Epstein, the team's new president of baseball operations, announced the decision Wednesday after traveling to Florida to inform Quade.
Epstein praised Quade, but said the Cubs will benefit from someone who can come in ''with a clean slate and offer new direction.''
Quade got the job after a 37...
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was fired Wednesday in the first major move by Theo Epstein since becoming the team's president of baseball operations. Epstein said Quade would not return after traveling to Florida to tell him in person. He called Quade an "outstanding baseball guy" but said it was time for a change.