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Cubs | Compensation talk on Theo Epstein to begin soon

The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are expected to begin their compensation talks regarding general manager Theo Epstein in the near future. Epstein has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million deal with the Cubs, and the Red Sox will be compensated in the form of a player or two. The chances of the Red Sox landing SS Starlin Castro or SP Matt Garza are highly unlikely. OF Brett Jackson, OF Matt Szczur, 3B Josh Vitters, P Trey McNutt, P Jon Jackson, P Alberto Cabrera and IF Jeff Baker are all options to be dealt as compensation.

2011-10-13 09:49:57 | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

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