Questions Linger Over Epstein-Cubs Deal

Questions Linger Over Epstein-Cubs Deal

Theo Epstein traded Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs midway through the 2004 season. The only problem from the Red Sox side was they had no homegrown shortstop to replace him, and they still don't.

The Red Sox have used six different primary shortstops the last eight seasons, with only Julio Lugo and Marco Scutaro filling that role more than one season. Cuban Jose Iglesias, 21, is next in line to get his chance, but the Red Sox apparently are looking to fill their 2012 need elsewhere.

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