Didn't someone quote Ben as saying that the other player was "significant?" This will actually be a nice test to see how his public statements stack up. (+ we can get a nice measure of what the hell "significant" actually meant within the context of these talks.)
My hope is that the Sox get to choose from a low-A guy with tons of potential (the Candelario scenario) and can then send a guy on the Sox 40 man who is out of options, but needs a change of scenery and a chance to play that the Sox can't really provide (like say Lars or maybe Bowden).
Don't recall that statement from Ben, but here's hoping.
Unfortunately, what I do recall is this Speier tweet from 2/21 at noon:
"Hearing that the ptbnl components of deal are not considered significant.