New York Times: Don’t Expect Epstein Or Cashman To Come To Cubs

NEW YORK (CBS) — The general managers of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are not likely, in either case, to come in to replace Jim Hendry for the Cubs, a published report says.

The New York Times said Thursday that despite talk Yankees GM Brian Cashman or Red Sox GM Theo Epstein being candidates for the open Cubs position, neither of them is likely to head west to Chicago.

Epstein told the newspaper he is “completely focused on the Red Sox in 2011,” and he is under contract through 2012 anyway. Cashman is not signed past this season, but tells the newspaper he is “not looking to leave.”

Moreover, both Epstein and Cashman have had the opportunity to reshape their organization’s operations department, and are not expected to bail shortly after doing so, the New York Times reported.

The Cubs announced last month that Hendry had been let go, in the midst of a disappointing record in recent years. In 2010, the Cubs finished 75-87 despite a large payroll.

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