Friday, February 17, 2012
Stop us is you've heard this before: The Theo Epstein compensation deal is imminent. Right. According to multiple reports, Commissioner Bud Selig has seen his shadow and might actually rule on the four-month old issue. If you recall, back when gas prices were below $3.50, the Cubs and Red Sox agreed that letting Epstein out of his contract would require 'significant' compensation in return. As Bill Clinton might say, "It depends on what the definition of 'significant' is." We would argue that it means a real prospect—one that has a significant likelihood of making it to The Show. The Cubs have many such players in AA and AAA. This should be resolved ASAP.
Posted by Ernie Paicopolos at 6:32 AM