Cubs owner confident Theo Epstein will sign contract extension

BY Shawn Ramsey • January 13, 2016

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein's current deal with the club runs out after the 2016 season. Because Epstein is one of the men responsible for helping build the club to a successful level once again, team owner Tom Ricketts called it a matter of "timing" when Epstein will be signed to an extension, according to

"We talk every day," Ricketts said during manager Joe Maddon's "Thanksmas" event to help feed the homeless Wednesday. "[We're] on the same page."

Epstein, who has repeatedly said he is not worried about his own new contract, signed a five-year deal with the Cubs in 2011 after leaving his general manager post with the Boston Red Sox. He was able to help bring Boston a World Series championship after a long hiatus, and the Cubs are hoping he can repeat his success in Chicago. 

The Cubs won 97 games under Epstein's watch in 2015, and have positioned themselves to improve on the success by making key additions to the roster such as Jason Heyward, John Lackey and Ben Zobrist. 


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