Found December 07, 2011 on Chicago Breaking Sports:
They're so quiet at winter meetings Zambrano a topic for conversationDALLAS — The Cubs aren't close to any big deals, President Theo Epstein said Wednesday, but are focusing on a few smaller moves.

Theo Epstein buys $3.25 million pad near Wrigley

What has a four-car garage, a patio with an outdoor fire place and stands just a long homer away from Wrigley Field? New Cubs general manager Theo Epstein's shiny new house, according to the Chicago Tribune. Theo's five-bedroom, six-bathroom Chi-Town palace has 7,800 square feet of living space including a pair of patios. The home had been on and off the market since late...

Cubs' Epstein buys $3.25 million house in Lakeview

New Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has paid $3.25 million for a newly built, 7,800-square-foot house in Lakeview, just blocks from Wrigley Field.

Compensation for Epstein expected after Rule 5

Theo Epstein has been the brunt of some good-natured jokes from baseball executives as the Cubs and Red Sox try to determine what he's worth as far as compensation. Because Epstein left Boston with one year remaining on his contract, the Cubs must provide some form of compensation.

Your morning Phil: Stewart, Vitters, LeMahieu and, of course, Epstein

Talking baseball while looking forward to watching the Bears chase Tim Tebow: 1) As the winter meetings were getting under way in Dallas, Theo Epstein revealed one of the secrets to his success as a general manager. “If you see a good player coming off an unusually bad year, that’s the time you get him,’’ he said.

Still No Compensation for Theo

The negotiations between the Red Sox and Cubs over compensation for Theo Epstein are proceeding like the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.  After punting the decision several times the teams no have no deadline for reaching an agreement.  Cherington is likely trying to create some kind of trade package around the deal to get Garza, but if I were doing some online betting I would...

Theo Epstein Drop $3.25 Million on a House

I guess when your new employer throws $20 million your way in hopes to end their century-old can afford to buy whatever house you want.Even if you end up paying more than the asking price.  Say what?According to the Chicago Tribune, Theo Epstein, the Chicago Cubs new president of baseball operations dropped $3.25 million on a house that was listed at $2,999,999.The...

Theo Drops $3.25 Million on Lakeview Crib

New Cubs president Theo Epstein has found a home sweet Chicago home. According to Crain's, Epstein paid $3.25 million for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom new-construction home on Greenview Avenue. The house is close to Wrigley Field, naturally. Epstein's new neighbors include Rosie O'Donnell, who also recently bought a home nearby. The home was initially contracted...

Cubs Rumors: Zambrano, Pena, Lopez

Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune has several Cubs issues packed into his latest article. Here are the highlights: After meeting with new president Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano has told friends he thinks he will remain a Cub in 2012. Sullivan writes that Zambrano will still have to convince both new and pre-existing front office members that he's serious about making...

Cubs working on small moves

DALLAS - The Chicago Cubs aren't close to any big deals, President Theo Epstein said Wednesday, but are focusing...

Red Sox Lose One Player, Gain One in 2011 MLB Rule 5 Draft

As the 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings come to a conclusion today in Dallas, the last piece of business there the Boston Red Sox had to deal with was the MLB Rule 5 Draft. If you aren't familiar with the Rule 5 process, a team pays $50,000 for taking a player and that particular player must stay on the 25-man roster for the entire season. If he doesn't stay on the roster...

Sherman On Darvish, Buehrle, Fielder, Jones

Joel Sherman of the New York Post shares a few Yankees items and more from around baseball... The Yankees have a number of concerns about Yu Darvish and team officials "sounded pessimistic about making a significant posting bid, if they submit one at all."  Given how the Yankees have been linked to Darvish for months, it's hard to believe they won't be bidding...
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