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Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

Posted on: January 27, 2012 8:21 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 9:19 pm
 
Bud SeligBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Cubs and Red Sox have made their proposals for Boston's compensation for allowing Theo Epstein to move to Chicago, but commissioner Bud Selig said he doesn't have a timetable for making a decision.

"I'd like to get it done as expeditiously as possible," Selig said Friday night at SoxFest in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The two teams have submitted written proposals, possibly including names of specific players, to Selig, according to the newspaper.

"The clubs tried to settle it themselves. I have a lot of patience because everything controversial generally winds up on my desk," Selig said. "In this case, I did give the clubs more latitude and hoped they could come to some conclusion. But they didn't and now it's my case."

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Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:25 am
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

Just give the Redsox a 1st round playoff bye, Bud...that's what Selig's working toward anyway, with his new mission to expand playoffs, and remove resrtrictions so that teams from the same division CAN play in the Championship Series (better insuring either the Yankees or Redsox will make the Series, huh ?).


Who's REALLY paying Selig, MLB or just the Yankees and Redsox ?  



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:23 am
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

Just give them the statue of Harry Carey.




Since: Mar 7, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:09 am
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

"I'd like to get it done as expeditiously as possible," Selig said Friday night at SoxFest in Chicago.

I wish he was referring to the A's stadium issues.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:41 pm
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

What if Bud comes up with a ruling that makes Chicago wish they had never hired Theo Epstein? This is where I don't understand how they could allow the transaction to be made with no agreement in place. For the sake of argument, what if Selig deemed Matt Garza as fair compensation (I know he won't, but just play along). There's really nothing the Cubs could do, it's not like they could give Epstein back to the Red Sox now. It's probably that big of a story as Selig will likely pick a marginal prospect or two, but this situation should be documented for future cases.
I don't think that Bud can come up with a ruling that make Chicago regret hiring Epstein, now if Selig did give Garza as Compensation. A player the Cubs are trying to trade away, so I don't see a big issue with that.  The Cubs don't really has a good farm system so be Interesting what the Red Sox will get

I just want this compensation issue over with, it has drag on long enough.




Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:48 pm
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

maybe baseball should do like football. If the person is moving up in his job postion with another team than no compensation. This would have made the move easier for all parties involed. The move the Cubs made to hire the GM from Padres was the than they should have paid for him, Which they did.  Baseball in some ways is behind in times this is why they are losing fans to Football.  Undecided



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2012 9:32 pm
 

Selig hopes to settle Epstein compensation soon

What if Bud comes up with a ruling that makes Chicago wish they had never hired Theo Epstein? This is where I don't understand how they could allow the transaction to be made with no agreement in place. For the sake of argument, what if Selig deemed Matt Garza as fair compensation (I know he won't, but just play along). There's really nothing the Cubs could do, it's not like they could give Epstein back to the Red Sox now. It's probably that big of a story as Selig will likely pick a marginal prospect or two, but this situation should be documented for future cases. 


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