Thego Says No

THEGO SAYS NO

Epstein Rejects Upgraded Offer from Sox

Epstein rejects latest offer

(BDD Illustration / Nicholas Brown)

"With just five days left before Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein's three-year contract expires, negotiations between team CEO Larry Lucchino and his protege remain strained, as Epstein yesterday met with Lucchino and rejected an offer of $1.2 million a year for at least three years, according to a major league executive with knowledge of the negotiations." -- 10.26, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Is Epstein in Cahoots with Cashman?

"If you believe the scuttlebutt from the GMs at the World Series, Brian Cashman's prolonged negotiation with Yankees general partner Steve Swindal is directly related to Theo Epstein's holdout in Boston. "They're pals," said one GM, "and I'm sure they're both holding out as long as they can, if nothing else, to give Theo additional leverage so he gets what he wants from the Red Sox. In any case, Brian's going to get his money." -- 10.26, Bill Madden, NY Daily News

McAdam: Epstein, Sox Getting Closer to Middle Ground
Moderate Progress Made Yesterday


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