Theo Epstein Will Not Be Joining the New York Mets

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Theo Epstein Will Not Be Joining the New York Mets

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Oh wow, I can’t believe Jed Hoyer is getting Theo Epstein to come back to the Cubs as his new General Manager!

Nah, nah, that isn’t what Hoyer announced today at his end-of-season presser. Indeed, he didn’t get into the GM search at all, save to say that the process was ongoing. (It’s gotta be coming down the pike soon, though, I expect.) But I do mention the former Cubs President for a reason: he’s not going to the Mets.

Despite months of rumors and speculation, the outcome expected by most paying attention has come to fruition. Theo Epstein will not be taking the Mets president job:

Pretty much as expected. When you’ve done what Epstein has done already with the Red Sox and Cubs, I would imagine it’s hard to get too jazzed about simply leading another team (to say nothing of the concerns about Cohen). For Epstein’s next gig, if it’s in baseball at all, I expect it’ll either be the leading baseball person (and part-owner) of an expansion team, or as the Commissioner to follow Rob Manfred.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.