That’s because the Boston Red Sox are reportedly interested in keeping the longtime GM in New England — assuming he wants to stay.
Tim Brown from Yahoo Sports has more:
"Hearing Red Sox owners are making play to keep Theo in town, but won’t ask him to continue in job he doesn’t want."
A decision from Epstein, who may be granted additional powers in "Chi-Town," is expected by Friday following several weeks of flirting with the Cubbies.
The powers that be have allowed Epstein, who has called Fenway home since 2002, to engage in negotiations with the National League ball club at the beginning of the month.
Whether or not he accepts the vacant position, or rejects it based on a counter-offer from the Red Sox, remains to be seen. As of now, the organization has yet to make an official statement.