Anybody notice that Theo Epstein is still the general manager of the Boston Red Sox?

It has been a week since word first broke that Epstein was negotiating with the Cubs and had agreed on a five-year deal. But since Epstein is still under contract with the Red Sox through the 2012 season, the Cubs must pay compensation.

Now, a week later, the two sides have yet to agree on a package, which seems strange. How hard could it be to negotiate a couple of minor leaguers and some cash?

Turns out, the Red Sox’ demands have been much higher than that.

According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago, major league sources have told him that the Red Sox initially wanted Matt Garza as part of the compensation package.

Matt Garza?!? Wow. If the Red Sox are still looking for something that big, it is only a matter of time before Bud Selig and Major League Baseball get involved. At this point, there is no way Epstein can go back to the Red Sox, right?




  1. Beth says:

    How did you get a picture of Garza as a Devil Ray? I thought he came to the Rays in 2008, post-Devil.

    • Dustin says:

      More importantly, did Duke actually mold the Blue Devil mask on Matt Garza's head? I know the resemblance isn't news, but this particular side-by-side is uncanny.

  2. Amy says:

    It's from the Turn Back the Clock Night game in 2010.

  3. Rg says:

    If the Red Sox want top Cubs prospects, they will have to make a trip to Saint Pete and talk to Andrew.

  4. S says:

    hell, if theo promises to go back to boston and make some more great signing like crawford, we'll throw in howell.


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