Cubs Want to Talk to Red Sox GM: Report

Theo Epstein could ask for the title of president to his role to general manager, says report

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    The Cubs want a drought-ending World Series general manager to slide into Wrigley, according to a report.

    The Ricketts family asked the Boston Red Sox if they could interview general manager Theo Epstein to replace the fired Jim Hendry. Red Sox higher-ups met Tuesday to consider the request, the Boston Globe reports.

    Epstein has spent nine seasons with the BoSox, winning two World Series championships with the team that hadn't won a title in 86 years.

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    He has one year left on his contract. It's unclear if Boston brass want Epstein to return after the team's epic collapse, eliminating a postseason appearance. Manager Terry Francona got the boot after eight years.

    Epstein could want Francona at his side if he decides to interview with the Cubs.

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    ESPN reports Epstein would consider leaving Boston for the Windy City if the Cubs added the title president to his role as general manager.

    Red Sox management holds the power to deny access to Epstein or ask for compensation for him.

    Boston could ask for draft picks for a winning general manager like Epstein, the Sun-Times reports.