It’s nothing short of amazing what Theo Epstein has done in Chicago. Prior to his arrival in 2011, the Cubs were indeed the lovable losers, failing to enjoy any real success to speak of. But since Theo joined as President of Baseball Operations, following leading the the Red Sox to their first World Series in forever, their luck has changed.
As we get set to enter the post-season in baseball, the Cubs are a 100+ win team and are the favorites to win it all. Naturally, we have to credit the players for that, but Theo’s vision guided it all here. For his work, he has been granted an extension by the club.
President Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have agreed on a five-year contract extension.
Epstein, who has overseen a mass rebuild of a franchise in serious contention to win its first World Series since 1908, and Chairman Tom Ricketts were in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night to announce the new deal.
Epstein was approaching the final month of a five-year, $18 million contract after leaving the Boston Red Sox, where he won two World Series.
Epstein and Ricketts stressed throughout the final year that an extension was inevitable, and Ricketts stressed this spring that Epstein deserved to be the highest-paid executive.
H/T: Chicago Tribune