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Compensation For Theo ((semi-)seriously)


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#1 FFP

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:21 AM

OK. Boston blew it when they agreed to settle later. The Golden rule, boys: He who holds the gold makes the rules. Now Chicago holds the golden boy. But this still will be settled somehow.


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."

excerpt from:

http://www.weei.com/...or-compensation

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.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:46 AM

The charity is "The Charity to be Named Later" I believe or something along those lines.

#3 Robbo

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

The charity is "The Human Fund" and a donation has been made in your name

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

Robbo, My name? Or my nickname, "T-Bone"?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

Robbo, My name? Or my nickname, "T-Bone"?

Both. Money for people

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITS A WALKOUT!

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

Sorry, I thought someone might enjoy the link. I didn't know Brett was going to write an article on it later on the main blog. Makes this topic here...redundant (at best).

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)

*crickets*

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:05 PM

T-Bone! Nah, I'm T-Bone - you're Coco the Monkey!
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