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Sources say Cubs and Red Sox can't agree on compensationOne day after the Cubs and Theo Epstein agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $15 million, negotiations over compensation for the Red Sox were at a standstill as the Cubs insist on paying only cash while the Red Sox are adamant about receiving players.
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The vitriol Theo Epstein is getting by some in the Red Sox Nation is unfair. Golly, the man had a hand in bringing Boston two world championships after a drought spanning back to 1918. And perhaps this post is premature since the Eptein to the Cubs story is only a report and has not yet been confirmed. But the din and hue out on Twitter and in blogs is seriously irking.
Regarding Theo Epstein going to the Cubs, we have no comment, will have no comments (unless he fails), and we will not be posting about Epstein if he is successful. This might sound harsh, but as many of you know I am a die hard White Sox fan.
By now it seems that Theo Epstein is all but certainly going to become the next general manager of the Chicago Cubs. For that to happen, the Red Sox and Cubs have to finally come to terms on compensation as the GM has a year left on his contract in Boston. However, those talks aren't progressing very quickly, according to The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo who checked in on...
It's been three days since Red Sox GM Theo Epstein agreed to a five-year contract worth $18.5MM to take over as GM of the Cubs, and now the two teams are discussing compensation for Boston letting Epstein out of the final year of his contract. Yesterday we learned that the Cubs would like to complete the deal with just cash, but the Sox want "something real" in return...
Theo Epstein's coming to rescue the Cubs, eh? Don't get your
The Cubs have reportedly agreed to terms with Theo Epstein as their new GM. He will earn $15 million over 5 years, plus an additional $3.5 million to make up for the conclusion bonus he lost by leaving the Red Sox.
Although he is replacing Jim Hendry as the Cubs' GM, his responsibilities will exceed those of a typical GM. What exactly that entails, we don't know, but...
The day after either Red Sox ownership or Theo Epstein leaked a whole bunch of clubhouse stuff to the Globe, members of the Red Sox continue to distance themselves from the 2011 collapse. Enter face of the franchise, David Ortiz, talking to ESPN:
Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger and free-agent-to-be David Ortiz spoke about the possibility of signing with the AL East rival New...
This may have been posted when it first came out but I couldn’t find it in our archives. This is especially relevant with Theo heading out the door. The next GM may very continue the transformation the Red Sox front office has undergone since John Henry purchased the Sox. Then again, maybe he won’t.
In any event, if you haven’t read the article already, you should read it...