The latest and greatest rumors from around the league:
- Peter Gammons tweets that the Theo Epstein compensation saga will finally come to a head at the end of the month, with the Red Sox getting their choice of one Cubs prospect from a group of three. The Sox are then required to send a prospect of their choice back to Chicago.
- Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider weighs in the John Lannan trade rumors, laying out GM Mike Rizzo's options for Lannan as Opening Day approaches. While the Red Sox and Tigers are possible suitors for the righty starter, are they willing to give the Nats the center fielder they want in return? What about putting Lannan in the bullpen or sending him to Triple-A? Whatever the decision, Rizzo only has 19 days left to make it.
- White Sox starter Gavin Floyd, the other late twenties right-hander attracting trade speculation, is not worried by the trade rumors floating around him, writes Daryl Van Schouwen of the Sun Times. Floyd has been rumored to be on the Blue Jays' radar since the beginning of Spring Training.