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My Take on Theo Epstein Compensation Talks

Posted on: October 17, 2011 1:15 am
Although talks about compensation between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs over GM Theo Epstein are taking place, a deal seems to be inevitable. I believe the Cubs have the upper hand in the deal and shouldn’t give up any of their top prospects such as Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt, or Matt Szczur. The reason I feel the Cubs have the upper hand in the negotiations is because it’s obvious Theo Epstein doesn’t want to be in Boston, and do you really believe the Red Sox would want to keep a GM who doesn’t want to be there, for a whole year? I sure don’t! The Red Sox should be looking to move on they already have Ben Cherington waiting in the wings to take over for Epstein. If I were Randy Bush I would offer a marginal prospect or two and cash for Epstein and put the pressure on the Red Sox to make a decision to either keep an unhappy GM for another year or to move on. There should be a deal done by Tuesday because the MLB doesn’t allow moves to be made during the World Series. I just hope none of the Cubs top prospects are involved in the compensation for Theo Epstein!

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