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Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:39 pm
 

When the Cubs and Red Sox announced the Theo Epstein deal Friday night, they said that they had "reached an agreement regarding a process by which appropriate compensation will be determined for the Red Sox and that issue will be resolved in the near term."

That process, sources with knowledge of the talks said Saturday, will involved Commissioner Bud Selig serving as the arbiter if the clubs cannot agree on compensation. Most likely, that would happen fairly quickly after the World Series.

The two clubs are bickering strictly over players coming back to the Red Sox, one source said. As of now, there are no financial considerations.

Epstein will be introduced at a Wrigley Field news conference on Tuesday, the travel day between World Series Games 5 and 6. As CBSSports.com reported Thursday, Padres general manager Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, one of Hoyer's top assistants in San Diego, will join him in Chicago and the Cubs will send a low-level minor league player (or players) to the Padres as compensation.

Those moves, though, will not happen until later next week. At that point Josh Byrnes, the former Arizona general manager, will be named as the Padres' GM, succeeding Hoyer. Byrnes currently is a senior vice-president for baseball operations in San Diego.
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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:12 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

It will be the FIRST time Theo brought a prospect TO Boston....even though Bud Selig decides who it is.


Boston HAS money...they NEED prospects, ant the only "prosects" Theo left the Redsox with is 3rd place in the AL ....Don't worry though, Selig's working on throwing 100 more (Astros) losses into the Redsox wildcard mix , and he's already thinking about moving Tampa Bay out of the AL East, so his Yankees and Redsox have a better shot. After all, Selig is the commissioner, and his job is to look out for the "best interests of Big Market East Coast baseball", right ? 




Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:59 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute



.......you heard it here first....Theo's signature statement as new Prez of the Cubs will be to make a HUGE push for Albert Pujols...it makes sense beyond the talent aspect.....a Division rival....it keeps the Cubs in the news....as well as the Cards....actually good from a marketing standpoint for all of MLB..... 



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:38 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

What the hell is the big deal about the so called Cubs prospects? If they had good prospects, they owe it to their fans to play them. This Cubs team has been struggling year after year. The Red Sox are loaded with good players, they just did not perform in the stretch last year. They are loaded with good prospects. Let Theo go, get your players in shape in 2012,..... get a new manager that shows some disipline and baseball knowledge, and lets get on with it. In the end the Red Sox will probably save a ton of money with Theo gone.



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:28 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

They already asked for Garza or Castro....cubs said no.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:40 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

He hates the Cubs, as they are rivals with his cross-town Brewers.


um.  what?



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:34 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

No players would interest the Red sox??? Garza,Castro and marshall I would think might interest them



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 5:08 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Insane..Nope...The Red Sox have every right to receive compensation.  Theo was going, whether or not if it was this year.   He wants more power.  Fine for him.  However, he is, or was under contract for another year with the Red Sox.  The Red Sox hold the upper hand in this evolution, and should get the best that they can from the depleted Cubs farm system.  There are no players on the cubs major league team that would interest the Red Sox.   You got permission to offer Theo a deal.  He took it.  Now you have to pay.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:33 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

I view the entire compensation dispute as completely insane. If Theo was so valuable to the organization that they need major compensation then the Red Sox should not have allowed him to leave. He is not a player and unless his contract contained verbage regarding an opt-out clause with requirements, this should not be an issue. Selig better be reasonable and not reward the Red Sox with good prospects for a GM they wanted to leave anyway.

You have it all wrong, I'm not sure you understand exactly what happened here.  Theo was still under contract with the Redsox, but the Cubs asked for permission to negotiate with him.  The Redsox agreed under the condition compensation be discussed and agreed to which the Cubs signed off on.   So yeah, the Redsox deserve and will get compensated for losing Theo.... 



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:55 am
 

Go away Selig!

Bud Selig should have nothing to do with any arbitration case, much less one that invovles the Cubs. He hates the Cubs, as they are rivals with his cross-town Brewers. How a man who is biased is allowed to be comissioner of baseball is beyond me. Please hurry up and get out of the job, Buddy. You are ruining the game very quickly.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:55 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Rediculous.. its a TRADE.. if the teams cant agree then Epstein stays in Boston. Why does the league get involved? The things I see in sports now adays.. Commishs have too much power in all sports, flat out. Especially baseball. 


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