Baseball America’s Jim Callis offers his thoughts
on the ongoing compensation discussions between the Red Sox and Cubs with respect to Theo Epstein: “Baseball sources believe that Selig won’t want to establish a premium value for front-office officials and will side more with Chicago. It’s uncertain whether the Cubs will give up one or two players, but in any case, I don’t think it will be anyone who will make the Boston Top 10. If the Red Sox have to choose from among second-tier prospects, they should target catcher Steve Clevenger and lefthanded reliever Jeff Beliveau. Clevenger is a lefthanded hitter with solid defensive skills and positional versatility, making him an ideal big league backup. Beliveau works at 88-91 mph with his fastball and doesn’t have a true plus pitch, but the ball seems to come out of his sleeve and hitters just don’t square him up.”
You'll get nothing, Boston, and like it!