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Stay Awhile: Cubs Sign Epstein To Five-Year Extension; GM Hoyer Also Gets New Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 29 / 16

The Cubs have reached an agreement "on a five-year contract extension" with President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein that is "valued in the neighborhood" of the five-year, $50M package Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman received before last season, according to s...

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