The Phillies are on the search for new baseball executive that will lead baseball operations.  In recent weeks, we've learned the Phillies could seek to hire a president of baseball operations who can begin to re-shape the organization.   One of the biggest names in baseball just hit the open market as the Phillies are looking.

Theo Epstein, architect of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs and the 2004 Boston Red Sox, is leaving the Cubs:

Epstein had one more year left on his contract.

Will the Phillies be interested?  Recently, a report from Jayson Stark of the Athletic had the Phillies looking to make an impact move with a respected baseball executive, much like the hiring of Joe Girardi was to do at the manager position.  Epstein would certainly fit that mold.

What is unclear at this point is whether or not Epstein will be free to work for another club, or if he would have to wait out his final contract year.   Will the Phillies be interested?  Stay tuned.

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