A day after the LA Daily News’ Tony Jackson identified Giants assistant Ned Colletti as the frontrunner for the Dodgers GM vacancy, Jackson today reports that Los Angeles has approached Theo Epstein.

There were strong indications on Sunday night the Dodgers have offered their vacant general manager’s position to former Boston GM Theo Epstein and that they had sweetened the deal by offering Epstein a small ownership stake similar to what Billy Beane has in Oakland.

Two sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said they had heard through baseball’s considerable rumor mill that such an offer had been made. But neither source had heard it directly from Epstein or from anyone inside the Dodgers organization.

Even if the offer has been made, it is questionable – and perhaps even doubtful – whether Epstein will accept.