Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\'

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Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:35 pm

Theo Epstein stepped down as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday with one year left on his contract.

The 46-year-old\'s name was immediately linked to the likes of the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, but he insisted he has no plans to pursue a job with any club in 2021.

\"I come from the school of never ruling anything out,\" Epstein said. \"But having some firm ideas in my mind of what I think is best for me and best for my family, I do hope and expect to have a third chapter in baseball, but in no shape or form do I expect to do it right away.\"

Epstein said he wasn\'t burned out by the job in Chicago, but felt it was the right time to leave just as it was with the Boston Red Sox nearly a decade ago.

\"I\'m somewhat self-aware -- not in a lot of areas, but in some areas, I am. I’m self-aware enough in this area to know that, after a while, I need a new challenge,\" he said.

Via Mark Feinsand/MLB.com

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Re: Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\' 

Post#2 » by the_process » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:14 pm

I would like him in Philadelphia to straighten out that disaster post haste!!
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Re: Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\' 

Post#3 » by BigGargamel » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:26 pm

I’ll always appreciate the championship but he kinda left the cubs in shambles
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Re: Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\' 

Post#4 » by Dominater » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:04 pm

BigGargamel wrote:I’ll always appreciate the championship but he kinda left the cubs in shambles

It's a trade we still make every time. If we were given the same option for the next guy over the next 10 years to have 3-4 years of sucking, then 3-4 of playoffs with 1 WS, then go back in the tank, we're both signing up right now.
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Re: Theo Epstein: \'I Need A New Challenge\' 

Post#5 » by TheCage4 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:56 pm

He ended "The Curse of the Bambino" in Boston and the 100+ year championship drought in Wrigley. The guy is a managerial legend even if he doesn't pick up the phone ever again for another club.

With that said though, the biggest current championship drought is Cleveland with a 72 year span.
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