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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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Comments

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:14 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

I say make the Cubs take Carl Crawford off the Sox hands and the Sox can get a couple of minor leaguers in return.
Theo wanted Crawford so badly when he was GM of the Sox well he can have him in Chicago too.
I know normally it works where the Cubs would give the Sox something for hiring Theo away but them taking Crawford would be doing the Sox a HUGE favor as once he is off the books that money is then free to go and sign someone else...works for me!!!! 



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

First year high school business-this should have been negotiated and finalized in writing a long time ago. This is an example of why the Cubs won't win the Series for another century.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

Perhaps Selig can treat this as a rule 5 player. Offer Epstein back to the Red Sox. That ought to end this matter....



Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:30 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

why not just forfiet there 1st round pick next yr and get on with the business of baseball playing ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,slows down other teams from poaching front office young talent,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,would be the right thing to do,,,,like it or not haters theo was a good GM,,



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:24 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

How about they ask for Garza AND Jackson AND................................

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........ one hundred billion dollars(muahahahahaha)



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:07 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

Garza to the Sox for Epstein is out of line, but seeking a player as compensation may work with the commish making the decision. On the surface it sounds crazy, but one player has never brought a championship to a team and a good GM could build a franchise that could endure for years with a collection of players.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:00 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

Are you kidding me Red Soz want anything for this guy? He is a GM and the Red Sox did not even want him anymore after Beer and Hot Dog night was happening all the time. Selig if he had a set should say, Red Sox you get a Dozen Hot Dogs and a case of Beer and shut up. My god people think they are so entitled. Why is his contract any different than all the others broken for more money and a better oppotunity. Face it Red Sox fan, you were glad Epstein left!!



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

I hope they do trade Garza to the Tigers ... but ONLY if they can get Jacob Turner and at least two other top-10 prospects in return. Otherwise, there's no reason for the Cubs to trade him.

In terms of compensation for Epstein - I don't understand what makes Epstein more valuable than MacPhail was in 1994. Both were young, hot shot GMs with two World Series wins under their belt.

It's a stretch to say that Epstein is more valuable based on his salary. In 1992, just two years prior to MacPhail going to the Cubs, Greg Maddux won the Cy Young Award and then signed a 5-year $28 million contract with the Braves. A month ago, CJ Wilson signed a 5-year $77.5 million contract to play for the Angels. Using Luchinno's logic, one would come to the conclusion that CJ Wilson is more valuable than Greg Maddux was.



Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

Theo was being pushed out the door in Boston, the Red Sox were ready to move on.  Typically when a front office type guy, who is still under a contract leaves AND takes a promotion at his new gig - compensation is little to none.  The Cubs promoted Theo...even though he is still perfroming as the GM



Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Report: Cubs, Red Sox ask Selig for help

I know its business but... Gm's for players? Really? How about batboys for draft picks.... or mascots for journeymen shortstops?



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