#Cubs Theo on contract: It’s not a concern
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday he and team owner Tom Ricketts will likely have conversations this spring about a new contract, but emphasized it was not a concern at this point.
“I’m sure those conversations will take place in a natural course of events,” Epstein said in Mesa, Ariz. “Spring Training is always a good time to have those type of conversations. There’s nothing scheduled and no sense of urgency. We agree on the fundamentals that I want to be here and I think [Ricketts] wants us here. It’ll take care of itself.”
Epstein signed a five-year contract with the Cubs in October 2011.
“This is a special place and a special time to be in this place,” Epstein said of the Cubs, who reached the postseason last year for the first time since he took over.
— Carrie Muskat