Theo profiled on Bloomberg TV

Theo profiled on Bloomberg TV
May 31, 2012, 3:34 pm
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Theo Epstein was profiled on Bloomberg TV Wednesday night, appearing in "Theo's Second Act" on "Sportfolio."

Epstein's move from general manager of the Boston Red Sox to president of baseball operations with the Cubs is the main focus of the show, but the relationship between Epstein and Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is also a focal point.

"I had a lot of time to analyze the market and see which teams have consistently outperformed other teams," Ricketts said. "I had a lot of time to talk to people in the industry to see who was the best fit for the Cubs."

As they say in Sportfolio, Epstein qualified on both counts and history was made.

Theo also discussed his decision for wanting to leave Boston, a place where he had become a rock star executive after overtaking "The Curse of the Bambino" and winning two World Series rings with the Red Sox.

"I didn't want to be in one place forever," Epstein said.

Jerry Dipoto, the Angels GM that inked Albert Pujols to that megadeal this winter, was a scout under Theo in Boston and gives testament to the new Cubs president.

The show runs for more than 22 minutes, with all the same cliches you've heard at least once a week since October, including the classic: "There are no shortcuts in baseball."

Check out the full video at Bloomberg.com: