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There will be no word on Theo-compensation for a few days

Oct 24, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Theo Epstein

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox and Cubs will not discuss compensation for Theo Epstein until at least after Tuesday.  That’s the day each team will hold a press conference, the Cubs to introduce Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the Red Sox to announce the promotion of Ben Cherington to the GM chair.

Only after that, McAdam reports, will the two teams resume compensation negotiations. And even then, they’ll only have a few days to come to some sort of agreement, as Bud Selig has given the clubs a November 1 deadline to figure it out. If they haven’t by then, Selig will mediate the matter. And given how little tolerance Selig has for nonsense and acrimony between ballclubs, it’s probably safe to ream the word “mediate” as “unilaterally impose a settlement and order everyone to move on.”

  1. hockeylifer - Oct 24, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    A box of baseballs and a Manny bobblehead. More than enough.

    • hockeylifer - Oct 24, 2011 at 10:22 AM

      DeadSox fans unite!! Fine…..would a Mark Grace bobblehead be better?

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 24, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Cherington* :) had a typo there, Craig.

    And it’s still weird applauding Bud for essentially telling Boston to suck it up already. Let the man go – even though Theo was still under contract, this has made Boston look like a prison to work in.

    A really awesome prison, but still.

  3. Old Gator - Oct 24, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    No word for…days? Hell, I’m going to be on tenterhooks. Come on. Please. Pretty please, with a kirsch-infused cherry on top. Tell me how much Theo scored in Chicagoland. I can’t sleep like this.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 24, 2011 at 5:37 PM

      He ate at Vines on Clark today, Gator. I hope you don’t lose your mind trying to figure out what he ordered.

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