Report: Epstein agrees to deal with Cubs
It looks like Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is off to try to end another curse, reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Chicago Cubs.
Epstein, who was granted permission to talk to the Cubs last week, is expected to accept a deal worth more than $15 million over five years, according to Boston’s WEEI.com.
Epstein took over as GM of the Red Sox in 2002, helping the team win its first World Series in 86 years in 2004 and adding a second title just three years later.
At 28, he was the youngest GM in league history at the time.
He briefly walked away from the team in 2005, but came back when he had executive vice president added to his title.
The Red Sox collapsed in September, falling out of playoff contention for the second straight season amid reports of clubhouse turmoil.
The Cubs haven’t celebrated a title since 1908. The report says they haven’t decided on a title for Epstein or compensation for the Red Sox, but hope to have it figured out by the end of the week.