Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 10/11/11
According to Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald, Theo Epstein is on his way to Chicago and will leave his GM job with the Red Sox soon. Buckley is one of the most connected guys in the Red Sox organization so I’ll take his word for it: Two baseball sources have confirmed that Theo Epstein is on the cusp of leaving his job as general manager of the Red Sox to accept a position with the Chicago Cubs that is believed to include powers greater than he has in Boston, with an announcement expected to be made “within the next 24 to 48 hours.” The hangup in the negotiations has been twofold. One of them is that Red Sox ownership was still hoping to have Epstein remain with the team. The other is compensation: If Epstein is to leave Boston, said one source with knowledge of the negotiations, the Red Sox are going to want “something real.” The Sox will probably be looking for some serious compensation for the architect of their 2004 and 2007 World Series Championship teams. Hopefully the C...
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