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Posts in category "compensation"

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario

Braves scouting Garza; Soriano's value, and notes on Rizzo, Candelario
Some news and notes to help get through an off day for the Cubs… David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that the Atlanta Braves are now looking for pitching after Brandon Beachy’s devastating season ending injury and names Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster as possibilities.  The Braves are in the thick of the NL East race,... Read more »

Cubs get Jair Bogaerts from Red Sox to complete compensation saga

Cubs get Jair Bogaerts from Red Sox to complete compensation saga
It’s finally over.  The Cubs have received 19 year old 1B-C prospect Jair Bogaerts from the Red Sox to complete the Theo compensation issue.  The 6’2″, 230 lbs. Bogaerts played in the DSL last season where he hit .288/.387/.404 with 2 HRs. Bogaerts is the twin brother of top Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts, and... Read more »

Theo compensation saga refuses to end as Carpenter undergoes surgery

Theo compensation saga refuses to end as Carpenter undergoes surgery
Theo comp has become the Michael Myers of the Cubs offseason.  Just when you think it’s been laid to rest, it suddenly wakes up, grabs your leg and leaves you kicking and screaming once again. Now it appears that, Chris Carpenter, the main piece of the compensation is now scheduled to have surgery to remove... Read more »
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Cubs to send Kurcz to Boston to complete Theo comp

Cubs to send Kurcz to Boston to complete Theo comp
Today it was learned the Cubs will send relief prospect Aaron Kurcz to Boston to complete their end of the the Theo compensation package. Kurcz is a nice prospect but as a Class A reliever, it’s not going to affect the organization too much.  That’s not to diminish Kurcz, I was just more afraid it... Read more »

More Cubs compensation talk: Red Sox unhappy, Padres next

More Cubs compensation talk: Red Sox unhappy, Padres next
According to Jon Heyman, Red Sox owner John Henry did not sound thrilled about receiving Chris Carpenter as compensation for allowing Theo Epstein to walk one year early on his contract. Per WEEI in Boston, Henry said there was a “fundamental misunderstanding” with the Cubs on Theo compensation.  That has been obvious from the start.... Read more »

A more rational view on Theo compensation

A more rational view on Theo compensation
Nick Cafardo hasn’t won any favorites among Chicago fans with his opinions on the whole Theo Epstein saga.  From the time the Cubs were courting him to the compensation issue, Cafardo hasn’t exactly had an objective opinion. Gordon Edes is a different story.  He he hasn’t written as often about Epstein, but when he has... Read more »
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Latest on Vitters, Cespedes, Marmol

Latest on Vitters, Cespedes, Marmol
Talked with one of my sources tonight about the Theo compensation, the Cubs pursuit of Yoennis Cespedes, and other Cubs items. It seems the Cespedes thing is getting rather pricey, but the Cubs have had him as their main offseason target all along. They will at least go down swinging if they don’t land him.... Read more »

On Josh Vitters and proper Theo compensation

On Josh Vitters and proper Theo compensation
I want to start by saying that I don’t think compensation is going to be that big a deal.  I also don’t think it will be painless.  What you hope happens is that it comes from an area of depth and the Cubs get to keep the guy they like better — sort of the... Read more »

Cubs sign LHP Trever Miller to a minor league deal

Cubs sign LHP Trever Miller to a minor league deal
For those of you starving for some real news (and who isn’t?), the Cubs made a minor move today in signing 38 year old lefty relief specialist Trever Miller to a minor-league deal. It’s likely just a depth move, but could have other implications. If there’s one thing the Cubs seem to have in great... Read more »
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AL GM uses absurd reasoning to conclude Boston will get significant compensation for Theo

AL GM uses absurd reasoning to conclude Boston will get significant compensation for Theo
The Red Sox dreams of getting unprecedented compensation continue… Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe quotes an anonymous AL GM as saying, “I don’t think MLB wants executives leaving their teams before their contracts are up and therefore he will try to deter teams from doing that again.”  Cafardo calls it “the best school of... Read more »