Report: Cubs, Epstein Agree To Deal

BOSTON (CBS) — Several reports in Boston say Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has agreed to come to the Cubs on a five-year deal.

John Dennis of WEEI sports radio in Boston reports the Red Sox gave the Cubs permission to talk with Epstein last week, and the deal worth more than $15 million is expected to be finalized by weeks’ end.

Negotiations are still in progress for compensation with the Red Sox, who still have Epstein under contract for another season.

WEEI reports the Cubs have yet to agree to a title for Epstein. But the Boston Herald reported Tuesday that Epstein’s position with the Cubs is believed to include powers greater than he had in Boston.

WBZ-TV in Boston reports it is “likely” that Epstein will be heading to the Cubs as basically a President and GM. He will likely sign a five-year deal that could be worth somewhere around the $15-to-20-million mark in total, WBZ reports.

WBZ reported that the Red Sox will get compensation in return because Epstein has one year left on his contract.

It would not be a player on the Cubs major league roster. It would be prospects and cash.

  • AT3374

    Now all we need is two roid freaks , a TV network and loads of cash !! Glad they got him so we stop dealing with this

    • Chris in Scottsdale

      Epstein had a couple of guys on that roster that were home-grown. Ellsbury and Pedroia were all cultivated under his watch. That’s already an upgrade over what the Cubs have found under their shoe in the draft.

  • Peace-N-Love

    What a D*mb*ss! Why do you want to leave a competitor for a minor league team? Just like McFail, Baker, and Pinella who were over-hyped in bringing glory to the northside, Epstein will also become a Cubt*rd and fail miserly.

    • Spoon

      ^ This is why you dont drink bleach…

    • Chris in Scottsdale

      1) The Cubs offered him a truckload of cash
      2) Boston has an awfully short-term memory based on the vitriol spewed his way after the collapse.

  • jadoha1979

    First order of business, Ryne Sandberg!

    • Chris in Scottsdale


      • Chris in Scottsdale

        Hell No.

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