Re: Theo Compensation
posted at 1/12/2012 12:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: Theo Compensation
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Theo Compensation : You really believe that Theo not doing same exact job duties w/ Cubs as he did w/ RS. Job titles nothing but window dressing, Both Theo and Jed are doing same exact duties w/Cubs as they performed w/ RS together 05-09. If MLB steps in have to bet some form of compensation will be given [won't be much]. Otherewise what would stop say Yankees from going after an Andrew Friedman of Rays to replace Brian Cashman and just give him a different job title, to avoid compensation. Difference here is how much did RS really want Theo to stay? Have to believe after not making playoffs 3 yrs in a row, bad signings like Lackey/Crawford/Jenks recently JD/Lugo and others in past it might have been time for a change. Theo had a good run, but like he said, it was time. Keep hearing RS will get  mid level prospects from Cubs after 40 man rosters are set as compensation, which sounds about right. Fans who want Garza/Castro as compensation a little far fetched.
Posted by garyhow[/QUOTE]
What matters is Theo's title
There is nothing stopping the Yankees from offering Andrew Friedman a job with a different title, just like the Houston Astros offered him a job 2 months ago.
The McPhail compensation is seemingly the only case sited in the past 50 years, and the bounty was the 30th ranked prospect in the org at the time.
I dont have a problem with the issue dragging, or the Sox not getting compensation. I simply dont understand those who think compensation will be Garza, a major league player, or a top ranked prospect. Why does anyone think this? Because Larry Luchino thinks it will be?
My hunch is that Theo and Ben already have an agreement that is inline with the 20-30th ranked propspect, and because Larry spopke out of turn to the media, the delay is to allow Larry to try and not look bad.
Theo kind of put it to rest already. Sox fans should expect an older AAAA player that will round out the Pawsox