Report: Theo Epstein Taking Over Cubs: Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has reached a $15 million, five-year deal to lead the Chicago Cubs, according to media reports. The Red Sox and Cubs must work out a compensation deal since Epstein still has a year on his existing contract. Epstein, who ended an 88-year World Series curse in Boston, would face an even more formidable 103-year title drought in Chicago. "Make no mistake, Epstein has a doozy of a challenge waiting for him in Chicago," writes Bob Nightengale of USA Today. "It's going to take time and there will be no overnight miracle."