So it's official. Theo Epstein has agreed to a five year, 20 million dollar deal with the Chicago Cubs. While minor details are still being worked on between the Sox and the Cubs, official word of Theo's departure is expected to come either tomorrow or Friday.
With Theo now officially leaving the Red Sox organization many questions are in the air. Such as who will follow Theo to Chicago? It has been publicized that Jacoby Ellsbury and Theo have a very close relationship, so I would not be surprised to see Ellsbury throw on a Cubs jersey in 2013. I would also not be surprised if Tito is seen on the pine at Wrigley this season.
Theo Epstein has brought the Red Sox the success they've seen in the past decade, and is arguably one of the best General Managers in the MLB.
With Theo's departure, I expect to see a lot of positive things being said about him, so get out your pens and paper and write Mr. Epstein a thank you note. He deserves it, because with him we would not have broken the 86 year curse.
Thank you Theo for a great 8 years.