As we wait for white smoke out of Fenway Park, one of the swirling Cubs issues is this:
Would you trade Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein?
That’s the DEFCON 1 scenario as Tom Ricketts stalks Boston’s general manager.
We don’t know if the Cubs received approval to pursue the man who appears to be their top choice. We don’t know if Epstein even wants to leave his hometown heroes for the most futile franchise in sports history.
If the answers are yes and yes, then it’ll cost the Cubs because the man who brought two World Series to Boston has a year left on his contract. But cost them how much? Cost them what? Their...