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A major league source told that at one point Boston proposed that the Cubs take pitcher John Lackey's contract.
Lackey has three seasons remaining on an .5 million deal.
Epstein then turned to Hoyer, his longtime friend and former assistant.
Hoyer went to Moorad, told him of the offer from Epstein and said he would stay if the Padres gave him a five-year extension.
He was also the guy who traded fan favorite Nomar Garciaparra to the Cubs in a four-team deal in 2004 -- sending him to Hendry, who watched Chicago blow the wild-card lead in the final week that season.As they try to build for the future a big question for Ricketts and Epstein: Do they also go out and spend another big amount on a marquee free agent such as Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder who could make the Cubs instant contenders to snap the championship drought dating to 1908?Epstein has a history of smart draft moves (Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and Clay Buchholz) and he has spent freely.The worst-kept secret in baseball is finally, officially out in the open.The Red Sox and Cubs issued a joint statement Friday night announcing Theo Epstein has resigned from his post as Boston's general manager to become the Cubs' president of baseball operations.
Epstein himself presided over two of the biggest meltdowns in baseball history, the 2003 ALCS loss to the Yankees and last month's disaster in which the Red Sox blew a nine-game lead in 25 days and failed to make the playoffs. While the Red Sox pick up the pieces of a collapse that includes reports of locker room disharmony and the departure of Francona, Epstein will have a long list of things to do in Chicago.