Cubs-Red Sox compensation talks ongoing

Cubs-Red Sox compensation talks ongoing

Cubs-Red Sox compensation talks ongoing
CHICAGO -- The Cubs and Red Sox are still discussing compensation for Chicago's hiring of Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations since he left his post as Boston's general manager with one year remaining on his contract. The hope is to complete talks this week, but the matter may have to be turned over to Major League Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig.

"We haven't made a ton of progress," Epstein said.

Both the Cubs and Red Sox are searching for managers and will be interviewing some of the same people.

"It's the responsibility for us to get the right person for the Cubs and for [Red Sox GM] Ben [Cherington] to get the right person for the Red Sox," Epstein said. "I'm not sure that will be the same person. Different markets, the organizations are in different places now, different personnel, different front offices."