Re: Theo Compensation
posted at 12/21/2011 6:25 AM EST
To Theo, the comp issue might have seemed like the Sox want one or two minor leaguers of no consequence, we'll agree within a few weeks. The Sox probably wanted him gone once he had distanced his mind from Fenway--so it'll be easy moving the "escape" along if we don't make a big deal of it.
Then things got more dicey, I'm not saying the fans had anything to do with it, but perhaps LL was not thinking someone more than McNutt--who then became an issue---"one of our best two or three prospects in a system that was allowed to break down." The fans became more involved and kept the issue alive.
Then Selig was going to get involved, then it was after the Winter Meetings, then it was after the Rule 5, perhaps now it's after we get Prince figured out, then it will be recovery from losing Darvish and Prince then the Brewers swoop in and have taken Rizzo from the Padres...
It will probably be Opening Day after we have our Roster established. Maybe the fans want an end more than LL and Ben want an end to it--meanwhile Boy Thunder and Boy Thunder Jr., Jed, are having a joke about the umbilical cord still being attached between LL and the Twin Theo's. We've got the Sox in our hip pocket and Ben is too busy with no money to work with, working the phones for trades, LL is thinking ST, JH is thinking Liverpool, Tom is arranging a new TV series and the fans have comp in mind--Garza at a minimum.
As BB would say "It is what it is." "It will end when it ends."