Ferguson Jenkins takes a wait-and-see attitude towards Theo Epstein’s appointment as president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs.
...The Cubs hired Epstein in October. Jenkins is holding off on giving Epstein his full endorsement.
“I really don’t know what to take of him yet,” Jenkins said Thursday in Calgary. “I tried to get a meeting with him and he was really busy.
“He’s young. He’s never put a jockstrap on though. See that’s the thing. I tell people all the time ‘this guy reads about the game and has seen it on TV or in stadiums,’ but he’s a pretty smart individual. He knows talent and that’s what it’s all about.
“People sit back and say ‘you know he never played’ but he watches and recognizes what individuals can do what and where they can play.”
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