Theo Epstein, Terry Francona talking

Updated: November 4, 2011, 12:11 PM ET

The Theo Epstein-Terry Francona combo worked in Boston and there's a chance the duo might play in Chicago.

The new Cubs president of baseball operations said he spoke with the former Red Sox manager on Thursday and will speak again to gauge Francona as a possibility to be the Cubs' manager.

"Tito and I have spoken regularly since the end of the season," Epstein said. "We actually spoke today. We are going to sit down together and see if it's a fit.

"Clearly he would be ...

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