It appears the Cubs have received permission to speak with Theo Epstein about a position in their front office.
The last line of a report from Comcast SportsNet New England casually mentioned the Cubs received permission to speak with Epstein. The CCO did not receive confirmation on the report but was told by a reliable source that it is believed the Red Sox have allowed Theo Epstein to officially talk with the Cubs about the front office vacancy at Clark and Addison. According to multiple reports over the last week, if Theo Epstein were to leave the Red Sox for the Cubs it would not be a lateral move. Tom Ricketts would likely have to name Epstein as the President of Baseball Operations/General Manager in order to get him to leave Boston.
While it appears to be business as usual for the Red Sox, the uncertainty surrounding Theo Epstein’s immediate future with the club will have an impact as they try to move forward. Boston has Ben Cherington waiting in the wings but it is hard to imagine the Red Sox interviewing potential managers without making a formal announcement on Epstein’s status with the organization.
Two organizations are basically in limbo while the ‘Theo Watch‘ moves towards its seventh day.
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