Ten days after Bud Selig’s loose deadline for determining Theo Epstein’s compensation passed, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the situation is still unresolved.
When Theo Epstein was officially announced as President of Baseball Operations for the Cubs, Commissioner Bud Selig gave both the Cubs and Red Sox a Nov. 1 deadline to decide compensation for the move.
The Red Sox are denying multiple reports that say a compensation deal for Theo Epstein is almost done, including one that said the Cubs would hold a press conference Friday to announce Epstein as the team’s new president of baseball operations.
Cubs fans looking for a definite sign that Theo Epstein is coming to Chicago can take solace the fate of Ben Cherington.
By all accounts, the Theo Epstein to the Cubs deal is done, but when and for what is still uncertain.
No person knows more people in baseball than Hall-of-Fame writer Peter Gammons. And that means its unlikely anyone has a better idea of who might be interested in the Cubs general manager job.