CSN Chicago: Epstein deal 'basically' done

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CSN Chicago: Epstein deal 'basically' done

CSN Chicago's David Kaplan reports that the deal to make Theo Epstein the Cubs President of Baseball Operations could be done today, and an announcement could come as soon as tomorrow. According to the report, former Red Sox Assistant General Manager Jed Hoyer will be the new GM in Chicago.

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David KaplanAs I first reported yesterday, Theo deal is basically done press conf. should be tomorrow. He will be Pres. of Baseball ops. Jed Hoyer GM
Oct 20 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

While Hoyer will have significant opportunities to make baseball decisions, Epstein will have complete power on the baseball side of things.

"They are handing him the keys to the kingdom," Kaplan told WEEI on Thursday. "He'll have unanimous power in Chicago. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts is basically giving him 150 million a year and saying 'spend it how you want.' "

According to Kaplan, the Red Sox won't get pitcher Matt Garza, or any other major league talent as compensation for Epstein, but they could end up with one of the Cubs' top prospects.

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David KaplanCompensation will not include ML talent but will include value but not Brett Jackson. If it's Trey McNutt, oh well. Price of doing biz!
Oct 20 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

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Farrell angered after Castillo fails to run out grounder

Farrell angered after Castillo fails to run out grounder

The Red Sox signed Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract bn August 2014. Over parts of three seasons, the 29-year-old has a .679 OPS across 337 plate appearances in the majors and spent the vast majority of the 2016 season at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Castillo had a chance to start things off on the right foot in 2017, but that ship has already sailed. On Thursday against Northeastern at JetBlue Park, Castillo didn’t run out a routine ground ball. He claims he lost track of the outs. Manager John Farrell isn’t happy about the situation. Via Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald:

“Disappointing for a couple of reasons,” Sox manager John Farrell said. “One, he has lost the number of outs. Still, regardless of another of outs, getting down the line is controllable. And for a player in his situation, every little aspect of the game is important. That’s something that was addressed in the moment. He needs to execute the game situation. And for that matter, every player. But that one obviously stood out.”

Everyone always makes far too big a deal about running out grounders. It’s a real nit to pick when it’s February 23 and your team just finished playing an exhibition game that is even more meaningless than the other exhibition games that will be played in the coming month.

That being said, Castillo has to prove himself to merit inclusion on the 25-man roster and that means dotting all his i’s and crossing all his t’s. Even if he went hitless all spring, Castillo could have at least said he couldn’t have done anything else better. But on day one, he already gave his team a reason to count him out.