Epstein talks about transition in role with Cubs

3:16 PM ET

CHICAGO — Entering the final year of his contract with the Chicago Cubs — and his 10th overall with the team — president of baseball operations Theo Epstein reiterated his longstanding belief that about a decade of service time for an organization might be enough for him.

“For me, as an individual, there is benefit for change, after a significant amount of time on the job,” he said on Monday, days after his team was eliminated from the postseason. “I have to keep that in mind without making any definitive statements.

“I’m not going to run away from those feelings but I’m also as invested in the Chicago Cubs as I was at any point in the last nine years.”

Epstein spoke several times in a conference call with reporters about a transition of power. The next 12 months are likely to include that transition, though he says a successor hasn’t been discussed yet.

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