August 29, 2012
Compensation: A Dialogue Between Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington
Days ago, the Red Sox and Dodgers pulled off the most expensive trade in history, but a just-released recording of an August 20 telephone conversation between Boston GM Ben Cherington and his predecessor, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, reveals that it very nearly never came about.
Epstein: Hey, Ben, it’s Theo.
Cherington: Oh, hey, Theo. How’s it going?
Epstein: Mostly good. A little homesick, I guess.
Cherington: I’d have thought all the angst around here would have made you glad you got out.