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Monday, October 31, 2011
Epstein compensation deadline on horizon

By Gordon Edes

BOSTON -- The stalemate between the Chicago Cubs and Red Sox on determining the compensation the Cubs owe the Sox for losing Theo Epstein continues, with Tuesday the deadline for the clubs striking a deal before commissioner Bud Selig intervenes.

“We’ve always felt like that was a possibility,’’ new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said of Selig’s potential involvement as arbiter. “It’s a difficult deal to work out. It’s hard to quantify the value of a Theo Epstein. I have an idea of it, and Theo doesn’t think he’s worth as much as I think he is, and we haven’t bridged that gap.’’

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