(AP Photo/Gail Burton) Will The Sox Win The AL East? Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Being Poked, Pink Hats Strike Again, Stand Up! UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29:  From the book New York Exposed. Willie Mays' famous eighth inning catch going away from home plate in the first game of the 1954 World SEries between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians.  (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’ 2564856329_a79fdbbc29_z NBA Preview: 2016-2017 Boston Celtics

Report: Theo Epstein Agrees to Deal with Chicago Cubs

Theo Epstein

UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that Theo Epstein has agreed to a 5-year deal for nearly $20 million. The deal is expected to be finalized later this week.

————————————————————————————————————————————————

Chicago’s biggest offseason acquisition could be finalized within the next couple of days as the Cubs are reportedly very close to luring Red Sox GM Theo Epstein away from Boston. While Boston is hopeful to retain Epstein for the final year of his contract, the Sox would demand considerable compensation if Chicago were to sign Epstein as their new GM.

Under Epstein, the Red Sox have won two World Series (2004, 2007) and made the playoffs six times since 2002. With Boston’s monumental collapse this past September, some would prefer Epstein to ride out the remaining year on his deal and fix what is broken before he departs. Manager Terry Francona has already said goodbye, and if Epstein leaves, Boston loses arguably the two most important reasons that brought two World Series titles to this city.

Tags: , ,

Discussion

No comments for “Report: Theo Epstein Agrees to Deal with Chicago Cubs”

Post a comment