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Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein expected to announce a five-year deal

October 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates the 6-4 victory against St. Louis Cardinals to win the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
October 13, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein celebrates the 6-4 victory against St. Louis Cardinals to win the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs are turning in yet another magical campaign which features a division title. Not to mention, they have won over 100 games for the first time in a very long time.

Now, with a National League pennant and World Series on their minds, it was time to take care of business, first. Remember when Theo Epstein resigned from the Boston Red Sox to come to the North Side? That was a moment that filled each and every one of us with hope.

Hope that a World Series was finally coming to the Chicago Cubs. Heck, it has been over 100-plus years. Signing a man who ended one of the longest championship droughts in the history of sports was absolutely amazing.

Surely, we all knew it was going to take time. But we quickly fastened our seatbelts and prepared for what was expected to be a bumpy, yet exciting ride. And it’s all coming full circle.

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Last season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer’s vision quickly became a reality. A building block that began with first baseman Anthony Rizzo, blossomed into something much bigger.

Multiple moves, including the signing of Jon Lester and skipper Joe Maddon, are just a few that helped along the way. Drafting a handful of talent and signing international free agents molded this team into contenders.

Going out and having one of the best records in all of baseball was impressive. However, reaching the National League Championship Series was beautiful.

City of Hope

Imagine how the city of Chicago would have felt in the Chicago Bears managed to top the Green Bay Packers in their conference title game a few years ago. Still, we pride ourselves, as a fanbase, on our passion and love for the teams that represent this glorious city.

So win or lose, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, etc. are jam packed with wild Chicago fans. Not from just the city itself, but from around the globe. Which is important for the division-winning Chicago Cubs this season.

As reported by CBS Chicago’s Bruce Levine, Epstein’s five-year extension will surpass Los Angeles Dodgers’ own Andrew Friedman. Epstein signed an $18.5 million contract in October of 2011.

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Aside from Theo, general manager Jed Hoyer and Vice President Jason McLeod will receive new deals as well. McLeod recently interviewed with the Minnesota Twins but chose to remain with the Chicago Cubs.

In conclusion, there are no official details regarding Hoyer and McLeod’s new deal. But we will have an update as soon as they are announced.

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