It's the topic that won't go away: compensation for the Red Sox for allowing former general manager Theo Epstein to leave the team with a year remaining on his contract to become president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
The teams were unable to reach agreement on the matter last fall and now commissioner Bud Selig has indicated he will step in and help decide the matter.
"I don't know what the resolution's going to be," said Cherington, "and I don't know what the mechanism will be for resolving it. The commissioner has been involved tangentially the whole time. As we've gotten closer to spring training, I think there will be some direction given from the commissioner's office as to the resolution. I don't know what form that will take."
The Sox believe that they are due "significant" compensation in return for Epstein, while Epstein, citing precedent, contends that it shouldn't be significant at all given that it involves non-uniform personnel.
Said Epstein: "It seems like it should be coming to end somewhat soon."
But when asked if he expected a resolution before the start of spring training, Epstein said: "I don't know."
BRIGHTON, Mass. -- A day after exiting a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins with complications from migraines, Tuukka Rask was missing from a full Bruins team practice at Warrior Ice Arena prior to Tuesday night’s home date against the Detroit Red Wings.
Rask pulled himself out of the game midway through the second period with his team trailing after he’d stopped 20-of-22 shots, and was motioning toward his eyes as he exited for the Bruins dressing room. The Bruins goalie confirmed to reporters following the deflating loss that he indeed was suffering from ocular issues consistent with migraines, the same issue that knocked him out of a home loss to the Rangers a couple of years ago.
The Bruins brought in an emergency goalie to practice with the team on Monday along with backup netminder Zane McIntyre, who allowed three goals in the third period on the way to the Bruins imploding in Pittsburgh.
Both Colin Miller and Kevan Miller returned to practice on Monday morning, and the Bruins coaches shook up the forward lines after they were only able to cobble together one goal on 45 shots on Sunday afternoon. Torey Krug was also missing from practice along with Rask.
Here are the line combos and D-pairings based on Monday morning’s practice that started roughly an hour late due to the team doing some video work together:
K. Miller-C. Miller
Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are starting to make a habit of this.
After clinching the AFC East title during the regular season, they made sure to grab a picture together that they could throw on their respective social-media pages. They did the same again on Sunday night.
Sporting their brand new AFC Championship hats -- and Brissett, who didn't dress for the game, in a championship t-shirt -- the trio posed in front of their lockers like the three best friends that anyone could have.
When Brady posted the shot on his Instagram page Monday morning, he captioned it with a speech from the movie "The Hangover," calling Garoppolo and Brissett part of his "wolf pack."