>>Report: Theo Epstein On Verge Of Joining Cubs
(Boston, MA) -- It looks like the Chicago Cubs have found a new general manager. According to the "Boston Herald," Theo Epstein is on the verge of leaving the Boston Red Sox to become the Northsiders new GM. An announcement is reportedly expected to be made in the next day or two. There are, however, a couple things getting in the way of current negotiations. The "Herald" is reporting that the BoSox are making a last-ditch effort to keep Epstein and also want some sort of compensation for letting the 37-year-old out of his current contract with Boston. He has one year left on his remaining deal.
>>ChiSox Officially Introduce Ventura
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox officially introduced new manager Robin Ventura on Tuesday. Ventura becomes the 39th manager in White Sox history. The former major leaguer has no prior managerial experience and takes over a Southside ballclub that finished third in the AL Central division, 16 games back of Detroit, at 79-and-83.
White Sox general manager Kenny Williams revealed a shocking revalation after the indroduction, saying that he briefly considered offered a player-manager position to the team's current first baseman Paul Konerko. Ultimately, though, Williams decided against that thought when he realized it may not be in the best interest of the team.