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Compensation For Theo ((semi-)seriously)
Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:21 AM
From an interview on Boston radio live this AM (1/12/12)
Theo: "(W)hen executives change teams (traditionally) there is no compensation. There have been a handful of instances where there is compensation, and that compensation has been pretty reasonable. If you look when Andy MacPhail, who had won two World Series, left on a lateral move from Minnesota to Chicago back in '94, his compensation was like the 30th ranked prospect in the Cubs system and a little bit of cash….So I think when you say there should be compensation here, there should be because we agreed there should be compensation, so that's part of the gig… the bottom line is we need to figure this out, and we will. Both sides are still working on it because it was agreed to and you have to live up to your word."
link to full weei interview audio at this site (above quote about 23 minutes in)
It its kind of fun to listen to Theo (credibly!) negotiate with himself for compensation for himself "whether I'm worth something or nothing."
How will this thing be settled? I think it will be for "like the 30th ranked prospect in the Cubs' system and a little bit of cash." What leverage does Boston have? It will be settled before season starts, maybe even before spring training, IMO.
Bonus points for naming Theo's charitable organization. Triple bonus points for donating to it.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:01 PM
Good news is that the number of views on this topic have gone up an order of magnitude since butlerdawgs last post. (Rubberneckers)
And I think its "Foundation to be Named Later" (irony)
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