Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Theo Epstein to leave Red Sox for Cubs. Welcome to the new age of Baseball
The rumor is that Theo Epstein, current general manager of the Red Sox, has agreed to a $15M deal to become President and General Manager of the Cubs. This is another step by the Chicago Cubs in building a world class sabermetric based front office in hopes of building a contender on the field. The Chicago cubs already added a major piece to this puzzle last year when they added Statistician Ari Kaplan to the front office. Ari's stuff is brilliant. The first Sabermetric book I ever read was one he co-authored called Baseball Hacks. I like the way the Chicago Cubs are heading here and wish the best of luck to them in the future. Of course, statistically speaking is there really such a thing as luck?