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Epstein's Extension With Cubs Serves As New Benchmark For Baseball Operations Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 16

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein's contract extension reportedly will pay him $10M annually, but he will "still make less in annual salary" than 115 MLBers, evidence that the best baseball execs "continue to be an extremely undervalued asset in the sport," according to Buster Olney...

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