Originally posted on Sawx Blog  |  Last updated 10/5/11
Could Theo Epstein and Terry Francona be reunited in Chicago? Last night via Twitter Pete Abraham learned through Dan Shaughnessy that the Chicago Cubs have asked the Red Sox for permission to speak to Theo Epstein about their vacant General Manager position. Now this wasn't necessarily an unexpected move, as it seemed like only a matter of time before the whispers became something louder. Earlier in the day I was contacted by FOX Business News who provided a video of Cubs owner Tom Ricketts briefly speaking on Theo's candidacy, and although the Theo portion was fairly brief and vague, it became apparent that the "Theo to Chicago" engine was gaining steam, which was only further validated later in the night by Abraham's tweet. From Theo's perspective becoming the GM of the Cubs has to be an avenue he'd want to consider. He's already been to the top of the mountain twice with the Red Sox, and If Epstein could duplicate his success with the Cubs, he'd no longer be the Boy Wonder, he'd...
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