Cubs ask Red Sox for permission to talk to Theo

I don’t have anything to add, but figured since we knew this was coming it may as well be a post of its own.

Globe colleague Dan Shaughnessy has learned from a team source that the Chicago Cubs have asked the Red Sox for permission to speak with Theo Epstein regarding a position in their organization.

According to Shaughnessy, there were meetings at Fenway Park this afternoon regarding the team’s response to the request.

Because Epstein is under contract, the Red Sox would have the right to refuse such a request. They could grant it with the condition that some sort of compensation be made in exchange for hiring Epstein. Or Epstein could decline the interest.

So he could be the new GM and he might not be. It’s 50/50.