20 Red Sox offseason predictions
Yes, the formal confirmation that he is leaving is only a matter of time. After the most frustrating of his nine seasons as the Red Sox general manager, the Brookline native and lifelong Red Sox fan will leave for a more powerful management position with the Cubs. It will not take long for the Red Sox to name assistant general manager Ben Cherington as his successor. What is uncertain is how long it will take to realize letting Epstein depart is a mistake.