Theo Epstein has made his first move as general manager of the Chicago Cubs and it is a direct hit on the Boston Roed Sox.
The Cubs have hired Dale Sveum as their manager, signing him to a three-year deal with an option for 2015.
Sveum, up until yesterday, was seen as the favorite to become the next manager of the Red Sox. He interviewed at Fenway Park on Nov. 2 and appeared to be the clear favorite of Ben Cherington and the baseball operations staff.
The Cubs finalized the decision last night.
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs