The Chicago Cubs are craving a World Series title. There may be no better man than the guy who is credited with building the team who was able to lift the curse of the Bambino with two titles in Beantown.
Epstein is still under contract with the Red Sox, but we think this is a story.
The challenge of lifting two moribund franchises out of their World Series win-less veils that stretch longer than most lifetimes could be something that tempts a guy like Epstein. He’s been in Boston for nine year and despite consistent success, he would still be able to have a large payroll and one has to wonder if he feels like Boston is on the way down as a franchise.
If he stays in Boston his first order of business would be finding a new manager to replace Terry Francona. And there aren’t a lot of replacements out there who are going to do an admirable job. For instance, Pete Mackanin? No offense to Mack, but you have to know the thought of a clean slate in the Windy City probably tempts Epstein ...