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?
Archive for 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.