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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: Oct 6, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:22 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Exactly! Just send the BoSox cold hard cash because you don't want any of our so called "prospects." That's our problem, the guys we call prospects suck. There's a reason we haven't won a world series since 1908.



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:55 am
 

Absolutely insane

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.



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:38 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Case of Old Style, some decent pizza, some Al's Beef, and a hardy F#$k you gets Theo to Chicago.  The cubs prospects suck, so the Red Sox would be better off trying to get a role player off of the Cubs.  That or some food....



Since: Apr 8, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:13 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

They should get some Tyler Chicken in return.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Selig is trying so hard to have anybody believe he is still relevant in baseball.  I think they could both do without him having any say in the matter.  Just glad that Epstein is finally in as GM....a great improvement from what they had.
I think that it's really mess up that the Cubs- Red Sox have to get Selig to arbitrate the Dispute, I would think that Selig would have enough on his plate without adding something else.

I been reading the last couple of days that the Cubs going make Epstein the  president of the Cubs and Hoyer GM, I agree it be a great improvement .



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

He couldn't make the playoff's with the second biggest payroll in major league baseball. Let's see how he does now.


Really?  He was the reason they choked? or got off to a rough start?  He gave them a chance to win and they failed to do so. 



Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

 Just glad that Epstein is finally in as GM....a great improvement from what they had. 


He couldn't make the playoff's with the second biggest payroll in major league baseball.  Let's see how he does now.



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Isn't Selig the guy best known for shrugging his shoulders to resolve the Bob Brenly/Joe Torre mismanagement competition in 2002?



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Selig is trying so hard to have anybody believe he is still relevant in baseball.  I think they could both do without him having any say in the matter.  Just glad that Epstein is finally in as GM....a great improvement from what they had. 




Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Bud Selig should stick his nose in some thing that matters for BASEBALL, like Jason Werth's contract. That contract for Werth ''WOW'' if he's worth that crazy amount of money, what's my Prince worth. GET A SALARY CAP IN BASEBALL MR. SELIG !!!!


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