The deal was announced late Friday, but it’s moving parts are far from over. The story is, of course, former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein going to the Chicago Cubs where he is now the President of Baseball Operations.
Tomorrow, the last off-day of the World Series, both the Red Sox and Cubs will have press conferences regarding the move. For the Cubs, it will be to announced Epstein, and for the Red Sox, it will be to say that Ben Cherington will be promoted from Assistant GM to the General Manager’s position vacated by Epstein.
But what is unknown is what possible compensation might be in the mix, the aspect that stalled Epstein’s move, and became so contentious that the sides had to call Commissioner Selig in to deal with the sides. All the sides would say in a joint statement on Friday was that compensation could come in the “near term.”
But, what has been on the mind of many a Red Sox fan is, “Are we going to get some players in the deal?” Or, maybe more correctly, “Are we getting...