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Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

Posted on: January 18, 2012 5:21 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 5:23 pm
 
Theo EpsteinBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Both the Cubs and Red Sox have asked Bud Selig to decide what the compensation for Theo Epstein's move to Chicago will be, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports.

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino initiated the move, according to the report. It's still unclear how long the ruling will take from Selig or what it will be, as there is apparently no precedent for it.

Selig had set a Nov. 1 deadline for the compensation, but that was later extended indefinitely.

Lucchino has apparently asked for the likes of Matt Garza or Cubs top prospect Brett Jackson, which the Cubs have determined to be too costly.

In 1994, the Cubs sent a Class A pitcher (Hector Trinidad) to the Twins in return for the poaching of GM Andy MacPhail. Trinidad never reached the majors.

The Red Sox -- pointing toward Epstein's five-year, $18.5 million contract -- are claiming Epstein is more valuable than a low-level prospect, while Epstein has been left to downplay his own value.

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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 7:23 am
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

you ladies are right - i should ease up on the cubbies.  you girls have been through so much and i hope your teenage dreams come though.  i think you should talk to those orginizations which raven named and find out what it takes to be a professional group.  the cubs are the only team that cannot figure how to manipulate chicago and its dradel mayor so go cry somewhere else. its not my fault that you are stupid - take it up with god




Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 5:14 am
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

first off, to say any team other than the cubs is riding a worse drought is just the dumbest thing ever.  your knowledge of sports makes me want to throw up. but at least cub fans are classy and never do things like dump beers on the other team or cheer wildly for a steroid-driven cheater.  you idiots embarass yourselves on a national scale and the world laughs at you.  you people make me sick that i have to come from the same city as you.  so get on your cell phone and wave to the camera while your team drops 90 games, but please continue to tell me that i know nothing.  because if there is one thing cub fans know - it is how to tell other people how great their garbage team is.  you are the worst fans in the world rooting for the worst team in history - cannot say it any plainer or dumb it down more so you can understand.




Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:05 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

So to say that they are currently worse than the Astros, Padres, Mariners, Orioles, and Twins, just to name baseball teams, is just moronic. Just because they have the longest title drought does not make them the worst team ever. What about the Cleveland Browns who have never won a title ever? Or the entire city of cleveland who's city is facing the worst title drought in all the country. Your seething hatred for the Cubs is misplaced and your sports knowledge is kind of pathetic. There are teams other than the Cubs currently rebuilding. Say what you may about the team, but its fans are among the most loyal around.



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 10:44 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

i said the history of professional sports, but ok lets focus on baseball..who is worse?  which team is riding a longer drought than the cubs??  sorry pal i cant find any evidence to say that the cubs are not the worst team in professional SPORTS.  and only a moron would bet on the cubs since they are the biggest losers in sports history



Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

The Cubs are far from the worst team in the hsitroy of baseball....Sounds to me like you lost a second morgage betting on them or something.



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:43 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

and yes ravens i do hate the cubs



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:42 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

not a red sox fan.  and since you call me stupid, that must mean you are smart.  so einstein please enlighten me what is the worst team in the history of professional sports?  you realize when stupid people lie yourself speak it just proves how stupid you are



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 9:18 am
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

it's not the inability to negotiate, it's the discrepancy in the value of Epstein. The Red Sox (even though they were going to fire him) are pretending they valued Epstein as a key part of the franchise to get a top line SP in return. Epstein knows he was about to get his walking papers, hence not giving away the farm for himself. If the Red Sox gave a damn about Epstein they wouldn't have let him talk to anyone else while under contract, muchless leave. This is whole process is stupid...he isn't even a player. Give the Red Sox a up and coming accountant!



Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 20, 2012 8:40 am
 

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My bad...Theo is the President of Baseball Operations.  Show me the precedent and then I will agree with you.  No, Matt Garza is not Clayton Kershaw, but he is an established MLB pitcher.  Jackson is a top prospect that is expected to be the Cubs center fielder in the near future. 

It's not out of line to ask for these players...it's just not reasonable and their inability to negotiate or reconsider their position has dragged this nonsense on for months.





Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:10 am
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

@Lebowski235, 
    Dude, you need to get off whatever meds you are on. Why would any organization give up their ace, or top prospect, for a GM/President of Baseball Operations? You are just a sour guy. All you do is bash the cubs...did they not let you bring your goat into the stadium or something? If the Cubs are rebuilding, why would they want to hamper that process by giving away a top prospect or a player that will give fans something to cheer for? For once, an organization is considering their own desires, as well as those of the fans. 
     BTW, we cheered for the resigning of Kerry Wood because we want the man to be a Cub. He is a great veteran presence in the club house, a good set-up man, and a class act. He wants to retire a Cub, so let's let him. Sorry to dissapoint you but Cubs fans actually have CLASS and stand by their team and players through good and bad. Get something else to pick on lebowski. The Cubs and their fans will crush you in a heartbeat. Stop being a hater. 


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