The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are currently putting together the final pieces of their deal to make Theo Epstein Cubs president of baseball operations. It’s also speculated that San Diego Padres general manager Jed Hoyer will be named Cubs GM shortly after Epstein’s news conference. The Red Sox will acquire a great deal of minor league talent as part of the trade, gaining prospects Brett Jackson, Trey McNutt or Matt Szczur.
Red Sox principal owner John Henry confessed that he would have liked for Theo to remain apart of the organization, but wishes him all the best in the future. “Tom (Werner) and my role is to have the best management possible,” Henry said on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. “We’ve had great management. Tito (manager Terry Francona) and Theo have brought two World Series, arguably the best general manager in my mind and the best manager. It’s just a really a sad day to see them both leave.” Check back for additional Boston Red Sox offseason updates.