Report: Sox seek McNutt as compensation for Theo

Report: Sox seek McNutt as compensation for Theo
October 17, 2011, 1:04 pm
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Forget Starlin Castro and Matt Garza. Focus, instead, on Trey McNutt.

That, according to CSN Chicago, is whom the Red Sox are believed to be seeking as compensation for Theo Epstein.

McNutt, 22, is described by CSN Chicago as "arguably the organizations best pitching prospect. The 32nd-round pick seemingly came out of nowhere (Haleyville, Ala.) in 2010 and went 10-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 116.1 innings . . . McNutt dealt with blister problems in 2011 and didnt really build off that breakout season, finishing at 5-6 with a 4.55 ERA at Tennessee. But theres still enough upside where the Cubs could think hed eventually be part of their 2012 staff and refuse to give in to Bostons demands."