Theo Epstein
(Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Theo Epstein resigns as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs. Announced on the Chicago Cubs Twitter account. Epstein helped end the longest World Series drought in Major League history in 2016.

Theo Epstein Steps Away From Chicago.

Jed Hoyer will take over for Epstein. Since Epstein arrived in Chicago from the Boston Red Sox. The Cubs have won three division titles two NLCS appearances and a World Series.

Epstein alluded back in October that 2020 may have been his last season with the North Siders. Epstein talked about his future at The State-of-The-Cubs address. Chicago SunTimes was there for the press conference and reporter Rick Tendlar covered Epstein’s comments.

I think there’s benefits to change after a significant amount of time on the job — about a decade, he said. And I think I have to keep that in mind without making any definitive statements. I have to be honest with myself, my own values, beliefs, strengths, limitations, and recognize that as I look at what is best for the Cubs, he said.

Theo Epstein via Chicago SunTimes

Epstein Leaves Behind a Winning Legacy in Chicago.

Epstein leaves behind a lasting legacy for the city of Chicago as the man who put the wheels in motion to end a 100-year drought. Cubs fans and the organization will forever be greatful to Epstein. However, when it’s time to go you must go.

Cubs fans should’ve been preparing for Epstein’s exit as it was rumored this would be his last year with the team. What’s next for Epstein? That remains to be seen there are plenty of teams that could use his talents. With a winning tradition following him Epstein will have no shortage of suitors should he still want to be an executive in the Major Leagues.

Epstein has three World Series titles as a general manager and president of baseball operations. He has ended two of the longest World Series droughts in Major League history. the 86-year Curse of the Bambino with the Red Sox and the 106-year curse with the Cubs.

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