Theo Epstein

Chicago Cubs give Theo Epstein a five-year contract extension

Chicago Cubs give Theo Epstein a five-year contract extension

The Chicago Cubs announced a five-year contract extension for Theo Esptein, the club’s president of baseball operations, on Wednesday, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908. 

The extension comes with the Cubs wrapping up one of the greatest seasons in franchise history and their fans believing that this just might be the team to end the 108-year World Series title drought. 

They reached 100 wins for the first time since 1935 and were a major league-leading 101-56 heading into Wednesday's game at Pittsburgh. Chicago clinched the best record in the majors with more than a...

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