Sources: Cubs evaluate compensation

Updated: October 13, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has turned over a list of players to his three top baseball people to evaluate as compensation for bringing Theo Epstein from the Boston Red Sox to run baseball operations for the Cubs, according to sources familiar with the situation.

It's not clear how the list was developed, but traditionally the team seeking compensation presents a list of players they would accept and the sides hash out a compromise.

Interim general manager Randy Bush, director of player personnel Oneri Fleita and scouting director Tim Wilken were to report back to Ricketts which player or players they would be comfortable with trading, according to the sources.

According to another major league source, part of the compensation conversation also centered around which Red Sox employees Epstein would be allowed to bring to Chicago.

Bruce Levine covers the Cubs for ESPNChicago.com.

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