Theo Epstein on his future with Cubs


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Epstein held his end of season presser on Monday (Jon Durr - USA Today Sports)
Epstein held his end of season presser on Monday (Jon Durr - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Cubs' season abruptly ended after a two-game wild card sweep by the hands of the Miami Marlins last week.

There will be changes that occur from the players and possibly within the organization.

Cubs President of Operations Theo Epstein held his end of season press conference and on Monday was asked by the media about his future as his contract is up after the 2021 season.

“My expectation is that I’ll be here,” Epstein said about the 2021 season. “And my expectation is also that I’m going to do whatever is best for the Cubs every day. That means being thoughtful about a transition, whenever that may come. But I’m focused on the 2021 Cubs and how to position ourselves for long-term success.”

Epstein has long believed that most jobs should have a shelf-life of around 10 years so things don't get stale and new ideas can be implemented.

"Look, I’ve been transparent about my feeling that after a certain period of time, there can be real benefit both for an individual leader and for the organization for change," he said. "I’ve not backed away (from those ideas). I think I mentioned it my first day as a Cub and again when I signed my second contract. I’m not going to run away from those feelings, but I also am as invested in the Chicago Cubs as our leader in baseball operations today as I was at any point in the last nine years."

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