Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expects to decide what compensation the Chicago Cubs will pay the Boston Red Sox for allowing general manager Theo Epstein to join the Cubs, according to the Associated Press. Epstein still had a year on his contract with Boston when he left to become president of baseball operations for the Cubs.
“If I had to guess today, it’ll be another thing that I have to deal with on November 1st,” Selig said Friday night.
Epstein won a World Series in Boston in 2004 and '07, and Chicago fans hope he can bring the same fortune to a famously starved fanbase. The issue of compensation will fall to Selig if a deal between the clubs is not struck by Tuesday, according to the report.