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Negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox about compensation in return for general manager Theo Epstein [[ ep-STEEN ]] remained stalemated on Tuesday.  With the World Series starting this evening, the soonest an announcement could be made would be Friday, which is an off-day for the Rangers and Cardinals.  It's been more than a week since reports leaked that Epstein was headed to the Windy City after nine years with the BoSox.  However, there appears to be some resolution on one issue that was stalling the process.  According to sources close to the situation, Epstein will be allowed to take one prominent member of the Red Sox organization with him to Chicago, and one rumored name has been executive vice president of business affairs Jonathan Gilula.

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