On the day of his introductory news conference at Wrigley Field, incoming Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein explains his reasons for leaving the Boston Red Sox in an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe.
The Cubs launched the Theo Epstein era Tuesday, as team chairman Tom Ricketts introduced Epstein as the president of baseball operations. “Today, we take a major step toward winning a World Series,” Ricketts said. “As a fan, I’m truly excited about the future of this team.” “I consider myself very, very lucky to be a Cub,” said Epstein, who will make $18.5 million over five years.
CHICAGO- The Chicago Cubs today named Theo Epstein as the club’s President of Baseball Operations, reporting to Chairman Tom Ricketts. Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to terms on a five-year contract. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Epstein will oversee all aspects of the club’s baseball operation. Crane Kenney, President of Business Operations, will continue to oversee all aspects of the club’s business operation and report to Ricketts.
Theo Epstein expects a World Series out of Chicago’s North Side. But not necessarily in the first year and not because of one person.
“We’re going to have to grind our way to the top, and we must do so together,” Epstein said Tuesday after Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts introduced him as the team’s new president of baseball operations.