Re: Selig says he will settle Epstein compensation issue
posted at 1/28/2012 8:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: Selig says he will settle Epstein compensation issue
[QUOTE]I haven't seen the actual signed piece of paper. It sounds like some of you have. But, all of the reports from Globe dating back to Novemeber, including the one reported today, has the word "significant". I should be asking you "where did you see the word "appropriate".
Posted by sjddaj[/QUOTE]
Please read my first post to this thread.
The day Theo Epstein resigned, the Red Sox and Cubs issued a joint
release that reads in part:
"The clubs also have 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."http://articles.boston.com/2011-12-21/sports/30543331_1_red-sox-gm-meetings-theo-epstein
The Cubs apparently agreed to "appropriate" compensation while unidentified Red Sox sources have been later quoted as believing the compensation would be "siginificant."
When the Cubs and Red Sox agreed to "appropriate" compensation, each club was aware of the nearly identical situation of Andy MacPhail's departure from the Twins to the Cubs in 1994.
MacPhail had marshaled the Twins to two World Series titles (the franchise's first since 1924) before MacPhail left the Minnesota general manager post in 1994 to become president and CEO of the Chicago Cubs at age 42.
That's an awfully close comp.
The compensation for MacPhail was 21-year-old High A pitching prospect Hector Trinidad, who never advanced beyond the Triple A level:http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=trinid001hec
The Red Sox would be fortunate to get better compensation for Theo Epstein.