Ben Cherington and the Red Sox have finally received some compensation for Theo Epstein's offseason departure. The Cubs sent right-handed flamethrower Chris Carpenter to the Red Sox in exchange for Chicago's new front-office executive.
The compensation package isn't quite finished yet, as a few players to be named later are still to be exchanged. But Cherington said that the Sox have scouted Carpenter since his college days and see a lot of potential in the reliever.
See Cherington's comments, as well as Peter Gammons' analysis on the compensation for Epstein, in the video above.