As I updated below, in my opinion the confirmation and addition of his Sons of Sam Horn account seals it for me. He spent a couple hours in SoSH chat, but requested all participants to keep what was said in there private.
The operator of SoSH would only divulge this:
Looks like the ball is in The Red Sox court and both sides seem reasonably optimistic that something will be worked out. Curt was very impressed with Theo and reports that Curt was ever seeking a 3-year extension in the $14-15 million range are absurd. 24 hour extension was considered a good thing.