Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein, who signed with Chicago in 2011 with a five-year deal, has been a tremendous addition to the front office and marks a shift in the direction of an organization that, before the hiring of Epstein, was inept for many years.
Chicago has embraced the change and have rewarded Epstein with a brand new contract, agreeing to terms on a five-year contract extension with the president of baseball operations, officially announced on Tuesday.
The NL Central Divison champs are cruising into the postseason with the best record in baseball and don’t seem to be slowing down. Their 100+ win total this season marks the first the time Cubs have broken the century mark in wins since 1935.
“In the five years under Theo’s leadership, he has brought in a strong executive team and acquired and developed some of the best players in the game. Now, the results are on the field. My family and I have no doubt that we have moved closer to our goal of delivering Cubs fans the World Series Championship they deserve,” team chairman Tom Ricketts said.
Chicago hopes this is the year that the Cubs can capture a World Series title that has eluded them for decades.