The Chicago Cubs have made their first move in trying to replace former general manager Jim Hendry. The Northsiders asked the Boston Red Sox for permission to talk with their general manager Theo Epstein on Tuesday.
Meetings to discuss the Cubs' request took place at Fenway Park yesterday. Epstein is still under contract with the Red Sox, which means the club can refuse the request, or allow it with the condition they receive some sort of compensation in return. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts fired Hendry during this past season.