Here are some links from New England while we wait for the Red Sox and Cubs to finally decide on compensation for Theo Epstein…
- SI.com's Jon Heyman reports (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have not yet asked the Rangers for permission to interview pitching coach Mike Maddux, but he's seen as a likely candidate for their pitching coach job.
- In another tweet, Heyman says that Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum has a good chance at the Red Sox's and the Cubs' managerial jobs. Sveum served as Boston's third base coach from 2004-2005.
- In a Twitter chat with fans, GM Ben Cherington confirmed that Sveum will be in for an interview tomorrow. The full chat transcript can be found here.
- The Red Sox haven't made David Ortiz an offer, according to the Boston Herald. The DH is seeking a three-year deal.