Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is considering interjecting himself into the negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for Theo Epstein. Epstein has come to an agreement with the Cubs on a five year contract, but the Red Sox have been unwilling to allow Epstein, who still has one year remaining on his contract, to leave without receiving compensation.
The Sox originally were seeking starting pitcher Matt Garza to fill a hole in their depleted starting rotation, but have reportedly backed off of that and are now willing to settle on minor league prospects, but the level of prospect is the holdup now.
One thing that does seem certain is that former Red Sox front office staff member and current San Diego Padres GM Jed Hoyer will be joining Theo in Chicago once a deal gets done. The Cubs reportedly have a deal in principle with Hoyer to become the teams new GM with Epstein becoming the Team President.