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10/12/2011 - 8:25am
D&C: Theo has 5-year deal with Cubs

WEEI's John Dennis reported Wednesday morning that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed with the Cubs on a five-year deal worth more than $15 million.

According to Dennis' sources, the Red Sox granted the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein late last week. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of this week, following negotiations for compensation with the Red Sox, who have Epstein under contract for one more season.

The Cubs apparently have not settled on a title for Epstein, who served as Red Sox GM for nine seasons.

For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.


10/12/2011 - 7:55am
Mashup: Cherry angers ex-Bruin Nilan

Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry, never known as one who keeps his opinions to himself, went on a tirade last week about the movement to eliminate fighting from the NHL. During his speech, Cherry took a shot at three retired enforcers who he claimed are now speaking out against fighting -- Stu Grimson, Jim Thomson and former Bruin Chris Nilan -- calling them "pukes," "turncoats" and "hypocrites."

However, according to The Montreal Gazette, Thomson is the only one who made public statements in support of banning fighting. And now a Nashville law firm representing the three players is threatening unspecified action for Cherry's "baseless and slanderous" words. Stated the firm: "Mr. Cherry's conduct throughout has demonstrated a complete lack of decency."

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10/12/2011 - 7:04am
Francona downplays personal issues

According to a Boston Globe report, Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey drank beer, ate fried chicken and played video games in the clubhouse during games and cut back on their exercise regimens, and manager Terry Francona's personal problems caused him to appear distracted during the season.

Francona spent the season living in a hotel after becoming estranged from his wife of 30 years, and he continued to take pain medication throughout the season due to ongoing knee issues. He also had concerns about the safety of his son and son-in-law, both Marine officers serving in Afghanistan, and his contract.

Francona, however, told the Globe his personal issues did not hurt his job performance.

“It makes me angry that people say these things because I’ve busted...

10/11/2011 - 7:57pm
Source: Theo 'on the cusp' of going to Cubs

A major league source confirmed the Boston Herald report that Theo Epstein “is on the cusp of leaving his job as general manager of the Red Sox to accept a position with the Chicago Cubs that is believed to include powers greater than he has in Boston, with an announcement expected to be made ‘within the next 24 to 48 hours.’”

The report suggests that there are two remaining issues, chiefly that the Sox ownership group is still trying to convince Epstein to stay, and that if he does depart, the Sox and Cubs would have to resolve the issue of compensation — whether the Sox would expect to receive a player (or players) or money in return for Epstein, the expectation is that the team would seek something in exchange for Epstein, who has one year remaining on the four-year contract he signed with the Sox after the 2008 season.

Epstein has spent the last 10 seasons with the Sox, the last nine (minus a three-month period...

10/11/2011 - 3:47pm
Pats officially re-sign Dan Gronkowski

The Patriots re-signed tight Dan Gronkowski Tuesday. Gronkowski, 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots on September 7 and played in the first two games before being released on September 23. He is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Detroit Lions (2009) and the Denver Broncos (2010). Gronkowski originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (255th overall) of Detroit in 2009 out of Maryland. He was traded by Detroit to Denver on Sept. 4, 2010. He was released by Denver on Sept. 3. He has played in 16 NFL games, including two with the Patriots, with four starts and has nine receptions for 65 yards. For more on the Patriots, check out weei.com/patriots.


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