Found November 16, 2011 on
When it first happened, we all wondered, how is this Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer president/general manager arrangement going to work in Chicago?

Chicago Cubs Name Assistant GM to Theo Epstein today

Shiraz Rehman will be the Chicago Cubs assistant to the general manager, reporting to Jed Hoyer. Rehman, 34, joins the Cubs after six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, most recently serving as the club’s director of player personnel. He also held the titles of director of baseball operations (2009-10) and manager of baseball operations (2007-08) after joining the organization...

Theo Epstein Says He's 'Just Not Worth That Much,' As Cubs, Red Sox Continue Compensation Talks

Some day, hopefully in the not-so-distant future, the Red Sox and Cubs will finally come to terms on some sort of compensation for Theo Epstein's departure for Chicago. However, when that will be is still anyone's guess. The latest "development" comes from Epstein in his effort to undersell his own value as he and new Sox general manager Ben Cherington continue...

Cubs hire Dale Sveum as manager

The Chicago Cubs hired Dale Sveum as the team's new manager Thursday. The Cubs had offered the job to the former Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach on Wednesday. A press conference is scheduled for Friday at Wrigley Field to introduce Sveum. Sveum, who turns 48 next week, was also reportedly a serious candidate to become the Boston Red Sox manager. The Red Sox had not officially...

Theo Epstein on compensation talks: 'I'm just not worth that much'

Theo Epstein told a Boston radio station he is wrestling with an "existential question" in his efforts to resolve...

Dale Sveum to be Named Cubs Manager Tomorrow

Theo Epstein has punked his former assistant Ben Cherington yet again. The Cubs are set to announce that Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum will become the 52nd manager in team history at a press conference tomorrow morning. The two sides agreed to terms on a contract earlier today. Chicago Tribune ace reporter Paul Sullivan is reporting on his Twitter account that Sveum...

Theo on compensation talks: 'I'm just not worth that much'

Theo Epstein told a Boston radio station he is wrestling with an "existential question" in his efforts to resolve the compensation stalemate over what the Boston Red Sox are owed for allowing him to leave and become the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations.

Cubs exploring option of bringing back Wood

General manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has talked to Kerry Wood about the possibility of returning, and Hoyer has talked to the pitcher's agent, Pat Rooney.

Cubs Willing To Listen On Everyone

The Cubs are telling teams they'll listen to trade offers on everyone this winter while trying to rebuild the team to be competitive in the future, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today.  Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweeted something very similar around the same time, so perhaps the Cubs are trying to get the word out.  ESPN's Buster Olney also joined in, saying Sean Marshall...

Sveum headed to Cubs?

The Red Sox are prepared to open up their search for a new manager as the candidate they once seemed to favor, Dale Sveum, neared an agreement with Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs .

Theo compensation talks tabled until December

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Thursday compensation talks between the Cubs and Red Sox have been tabled until after the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8.

Your Morning Dump...where Theo is first to offer Sveum a job

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.3 The Red Sox managerial search took an unexcpected turn late Wednesday night, as multiple reports indicate that Red Sox candidate Dale Sveum was offered the managerial position by Theo Epstein...
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