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Sources: Theo Epstein nears Cubs job

Updated: October 12, 2011, 11:31 AM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Theo Epstein, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox for two championship teams in the last eight seasons, could be on his way to the Chicago Cubs, two sources said Tuesday night.

Although a Red Sox official with direct knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes on Tuesday that "it's likely he's going to go but nothing has been finalized,'' WEEI radio in Boston reported on Wednesday that a deal had been reached.

Epstein would receive a five-year contract for ...

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