Who really holds the leverage in the Theo Epstein compensation discussions, and, if the Red Sox go nuclear, what can the Cubs do about it?
Month: October 2011
Source says Red Sox are bitter that Theo wants to leave, and are holding him hostage in negotiations with Cubs. Red Sox owner all but confirms Theo’s departure, the Cubs have nice prospects, and Brett Jackson’s foot hurts.
The Theo Epstein Compensation Drama Continues – Red Sox Don’t Want to Let Theo Take Personnel (UPDATE)
There still isn’t an overt concern that the deal will fall through, but talks could drag into next week. UPDATE: Red Sox Owner all but confirms Theo is gone.
Smashing Pumpkins front man is a die hard Cubs (and Sandberg) fan. Aramis Ramirez wants many years, Carlos Pena digs the (hopeful) new GM, Theo’s grandpa writes about Morocco, and we’re loving on the Ricketts plan.
Yesterday, the Cubs and Red Sox discussed compensation for Theo Epstein, and those talks apparently did not reach a fruitful conclusion.
The process of compensating Boston for Theo Epstein is moving along, and sources say the Cubs are poring over a list of possible trade candidates.
Theo Epstein could be the tip of the ice berg when it comes to the reconstruction of the Chicago Cubs’ front office. Albeit a very large tip.
A rundown of this morning’s relevant Theo Epstein news and rumors. Compensation is still an issue, though it isn’t likely to stop Epstein from coming.
Mike Quade doesn’t know what’s going on with Theo Epstein or his future, but his coaching staff is looking for jobs. The Cubs’ minor league All-Stars are named, the Astros are headed to the AL, and the Mayor will meet with the Cubs.
An EBS in October? No, don’t get excited – the Cubs are still not in the playoffs. But some future Cubs might be.
Tom Ricketts’ long-range plans for the Chicago Cubs and willingness to spend where necessary were big reasons Epstein was willing to come on board.
The smoke has turned to fire, and the blaze is consuming most of the Cubs-related world. Here’s the latest.
Theo is almost certainly on the way, but the show doesn’t stop (it just titters with excitement). The NLCS matchup is painful, Paul Konerko for White Sox manager, Arizona State is your favorite college baseball team, and Chicago is full of female fans.
If you want to know where things stand right now with the Cubs and Theo Epstein after a crazy night of reports and rumors, here’s where to go.
Sources say a deal could be announced within 24 to 48 hours. (Breathe…) UPDATE: Peter Gammons preaches caution.
BN user Dave succinctly sums up the regular season efforts of all 30 MLB teams.
A Miami Herald article suggests the Marlins could be happy with Zambrano, a guy whom the Cubs are desperate to discard.
Report: Boston Red Sox Not Interviewing Managerial Candidates Until Theo Epstein Situation is Resolved
If true, the implications are far-reaching, and positive for those hoping Epstein is coming to Chicago.
The Cubs’ top young pitcher is throwing in relief in the AFL, but wants to start in 2012. Chris Carpenter is hitting 100 in Arizona, the Astros’ sale is moving along as are labor negotiations, and the Reds might not shop Joey Votto after all.
Taking its cue from Bob Brenly’s recent criticism of Aramis Ramirez…
Buster Olney quotes an executive who thinks Epstein is coming, but Jon Heyman quotes another who thinks he isn’t. So it goes with the Theo Epstein drama…
Hard to see them shopping him to the Cubs, though, as much as the Cubs might want him. Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena look to be Type B free agents, Zack Greinke dumps on Chris Carpenter, and Josh Vitters is raking.
A source says the Cubs have the green light to interview Theo Epstein, and another source says he saw Epstein in Chicago yesterday.
Things aren’t much more clear on Theo Epstein than they were yesterday before we heard from Red Sox brass. Aramis Ramirez is “surprised,” Trey McNutt is successful, the Cubs have good fans, and Nyjer Morgan is classy.
Gun laws, day games, and competitiveness could factor into Wilson’s decision. Aramis Ramirez is probably not returning, the Spring Training plan has a little delay, and Albert Pujols has fans.
Red Sox Owner and President Dodge Theo Epstein to Cubs Rumors, But Owner Admits “Theo Will Not Be the GM Forever”
It’s a team policy not to discuss requests like the Cubs’ reported request to interview Epstein, but Red Sox owner John Henry may have slipped.