Theo Epstein, currently the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, is reportedly on his way out of town, this time for real. Reports indicated that the longtime Sox GM is on the brink of accepting a position with the Chicago Cubs, possibly higher than his current role in Boston.
Two baseball sources have confirmed that Theo Epstein is on the cusp of leaving his job as general manager of the Red Sox [team stats] to accept a position with the Chicago Cubs that is believed to include powers greater than he has in Boston, with an announcement expected to be made "within the next 24 to 48 hours." (via Boston Herald)
Earlier this month, the Cubs received permission from Red Sox brass to talk with Epstein about a potential change in venue. Epstein has been with the Red Sox since 2002 and has served as the team's GM ever since, with a sabbatical between 2005 and 2006. During his tenure, the Red Sox have won two World Series titles.