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Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Posted on: October 22, 2011 7:39 pm
 

When the Cubs and Red Sox announced the Theo Epstein deal Friday night, they said that they had "reached an agreement regarding a process by which appropriate compensation will be determined for the Red Sox and that issue will be resolved in the near term."

That process, sources with knowledge of the talks said Saturday, will involved Commissioner Bud Selig serving as the arbiter if the clubs cannot agree on compensation. Most likely, that would happen fairly quickly after the World Series.

The two clubs are bickering strictly over players coming back to the Red Sox, one source said. As of now, there are no financial considerations.

Epstein will be introduced at a Wrigley Field news conference on Tuesday, the travel day between World Series Games 5 and 6. As CBSSports.com reported Thursday, Padres general manager Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod, one of Hoyer's top assistants in San Diego, will join him in Chicago and the Cubs will send a low-level minor league player (or players) to the Padres as compensation.

Those moves, though, will not happen until later next week. At that point Josh Byrnes, the former Arizona general manager, will be named as the Padres' GM, succeeding Hoyer. Byrnes currently is a senior vice-president for baseball operations in San Diego.
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Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 6:32 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

To whoever thinks Bud Selig adding another wild card team is to help the Red Sox and/or Yankees:

Prior to their stunning collapse, it looked like a lock the Red Sox and Yankees were making the playoffs. If anything, adding another wild card team is to hinder both the Yankees and Red Sox considering they usually finish 1st in east/1st in wild card anyway and it would force both teams to actually play for first place rather than settle for the Wild Card and risk not making the playoffs since the new system would basically be win or go home. An extra wild card helps teams like the Angels or Tampa, not the two powerhouse teams that have both been locks for the playoffs since 2000-2009.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Actually Theo didnt draft Youkilis or Lester and he didnt make the trade for Beckett, he left the team at the time Beckett was acquired...



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Compensation for Theo?  The Cubs do realize that he doesn't play the game right?
 More importantly, he'll determine who plays for them. Those 2 rings he wears has earned him his rep and worth. 


I don't understand the rush especially on him
Because the Cubs are a joke and sinking. They want him and his cadre of evaluators to rebuild the organization now. Expect to see Zambrano, Soriano and Quade as casualties among others.

but will the Cubs organization be free spenders like Henry and co. were in Boston
They didn't get him to cut payroll, but to do a better job with the payroll they'll have. I wouldn't doubt a major run @ Pujols or Fielder. The think those guys are more likely to consider the Cubs with Theo rather than Hendry? Players like money and a track record. The bling makes the signings sing. 


Epsteins' success grew off the fact he had a blank check and could afford to make mistakes
Really? What about Pedroia, Ellsbury, Youklis,  Bard, Papelbon, Lester and Buchholtz? Seems to me he also developed players. He also traded for Beckett.

Then comes 150 million dollar Carl Crawford whom has never played a big game in his life
Really? Wasn't he is 2008 World Series and 2009 post-season as well?



Since: Jun 4, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

First - lots of players have been exchanged for "suits" in baseball history. The line between players and manag(er)ment was alot more blurry.  I totally agree that Epstein will NOT have the financial freedom as he did in Boston, and his buying the championship is not going to happen in Chicago for a couple of reasons. First look at the Cubs roster - basically who wants em? No trade bait - more like chum that needs to be jettisoned from the boat. Whats on the farm? Nothing worth locking up long term that I've read about. Free agency? nice to fill a spot or two but rebuilding is a five year process that requires a brain to plan it and the fortitude to stick with the plan, believe it or not thats where Hoyer actually makes sense - he did that in SD for the past two years and has a good nucleus of young players to build with now. Sort of a Phillies West in the making, Now we'll see if Byrnes can keep it going or wheel and deal his way back to the basement like he did in AZ...



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:12 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Compensation for Theo?  The Cubs do realize that he doesn't play the game right?  They have played bad baseball going on decades now, not years so whats the hurry.  If Epsteins' contract expires after this year why aren't they just waiting.  I don't understand the rush especially on him.  I understand he's a fresh face and has 2 rings on his resume, but will the Cubs organization be free spenders like Henry and co. were in Boston?  Can Chicago withstand a few bad signings at the chance of a few good ones?  Epsteins' success grew off the fact he had a blank check and could afford to make mistakes.  If he doesn't have that leway in Chicago, his reputation as an impatient gambler might not turn out so good.  All you have to do is look at what happened to the Sox this season.  They were so obsessed with getting AGonz that they moved a gold glove 1st baseman over to 3rd to replace Adrian Beltre who would depart and go to the WS team this season.  In the process of doing so, Youk failed to stay healthy having to be more active at the hot corner.  I further questioned it even prior to the start of the season because no matter the season Gonzo had for them, it wasn't much better than what numbers Beltre put up last season for them.  Then comes 150 million dollar Carl Crawford whom has never played a big game in his life, and showed.  I'd rather see them keep Beltre, improve pitching and develop some of that outfield talent and wait for Will Middlebrooks to come up.  These are the things that the Cubs will soon find out about.  



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:07 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Selig sees that has nothing to do with steroids so he decided to handle it instead of ignoring it like he did with the juice use for decades.

Lets see, a ivy league front office suit and Beantown wants to be compensated:

Year supply of fountain pens, nothing more.

Where does it end if Selig awards Boston a good prospect.

Next year one teams 3rd base  coach left job early to coach for another team and they demand to be compensated, lol.

This kind of crap would get abused.

Keep the suits and players seperate just like they are on the field.






Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 11:03 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

99 RAMS- I agree with the part about rigging the superbowl. BUT rodger goodell is a asshole and he is ruining football he should be fired from commissioner cause he is doing more harm too the game then good.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:48 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

lmao cena is that best lame excuse for the patriots choking off a perfect season u can come up w/? the football commisssioner fixed the superbowl bc he doesnt like them? really? lol i dont think u have any idea of how foolish u look cena.




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:40 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

Don't forget about nixing the A-Rod to Boston trade,so that he could go to the Yankees,or adding on a 5th playoff team so the Yankees have another chance at making the playoffs since Tampa Bay is getting good along with a few other teams in the AL.Bud Selig hates the Cubs just like Roger Goodall hates the Patriots,the only difference between the two is Selig didn't fix a world championship like Goodall did when the Giants played the Patriots.



Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:26 am
 

Selig expected to arbitrate Cubs-Red Sox dispute

The Brewers, who are also in the NL Central and who are a very short distance from Chicago, were once owned by Bud Selig. He still wants to see them succeed. Anyone will tell you this. One way of doing that is to keep other teams in the NL Central down (i.e. the Cubs). A man in this position should never be hearing an arbritration case involving those teams. Personally, I think Selig is an idiot and should never hear any arbitration case, but that's just me.


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