How Much Is Chicago Cubs Executive Theo Epstein Worth?

Is Theo Epstein worth it? The wunderkind baseball executive — who was the Red Sox's GM when they broke the curse in 2004 — has led the National League Central champs Chicago Cubs to the best record in Major League Baseball and a chance at the World Series title. As a result, Epstein has been rewarded handsomely in his new contract, which stands to pay $50 million over the next five years.

Vince Gennaro, Director of the Master of Science in Sports Management program at Columbia University, appeared on an MLB Now panel to discuss that contract and how it may reverberate throughout baseball. Watch in full below.

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