Theo Epstein has reportedly reached an agreement to join the Chicago Cubs front office. Epstein's contract as Red Sox general manager and executive vice president runs through 2012, but WEEI radio in Boston reported Wednesday that a five-year deal worth $15-million had been reached. The report said the sides hadn't decided what title Epstein will have. ESPN also reported that Epstein and the Cubs agreed to a five-year deal. In 2002, Epstein became the youngest GM in major league history when he took over the Red Sox at age 28. He helped the BoSox snap an 86-year championship drought in 2004 and the organization tacked on another title in 2007.
The Cubs have not won a World Series title since 1908. They went 71-and-91 this past season, missing out on the postseason for the third straight year. General manager Jim Hendry was fired in mid-August, and Randy Bush was promoted from assistant to interim GM.