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Precedent for manager compensation

How much might it cost the Red Sox to lure John Farrell away from the Blue Jays?

Updated: October 6, 2012, 7:51 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Forget about the months that passed before the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs were able to work out compensation for the Cubs' hiring away Theo Epstein to be their president of baseball operations.

If the Red Sox are to succeed in extracting John Farrell from the Toronto Blue Jays, the few precedents involved in teams working out a deal for a manager show that it happens quickly.

Precedent also indicates that the Red Sox had best be prepared to give up at least one ...

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