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Editor's note: Each week, two members of's editorial staff will debate a topic via email in a feature called "Field Judges." After reading both sides of the argument, readers can give the final say by voting below. Theo Epstein became the president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs this week. It comes nine years after he was introduced as Red Sox general manager, an announcement that came with much less fanfare than his news conference Tuesday in Chicago did. Epstein was introduced in Boston as a relative unknown before ascending to the status of a local legend...

Theo Epstein Introduced as Cubs' President of Baseball Operations (Photo)

Theo Epstein is officially a former member of the Red Sox organization. Epstein was introduced as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations on Tuesday, as you can see in the screen shot below, from's live stream. For updates from the introductory news conference, follow the live blog here.

Epstein expounds on decision in Boston paper

Boston's erstwhile general manager Theo Epstein wrote a 1,600-word op-ed piece in Tuesday's Boston Globe in which he outlined the reasons for his departure to the Chicago Cubs, where he will serve as president of baseball operations.

Epstein joins the Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) - Theo Epstein knew it was time to move on, even though it meant leaving the team he loved. After nearly a decade as general manager in Boston where he won two World Series titles, Epstein decided change would be a good thing."After 10 years, no matter how ...

Ryne Sandberg spotted in Chicago

While Mike Quade is still employed by the team, the fact that the former Cubs great was seen in Chitown recently will only increase the speculation that Ryne Sandberg might be next in line for the team's managerial gig.

Epstein on Soriano: 'There's more in there'

New Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he has been given the authority to eat bad contracts, and that would seem to put outfielder Alfonso Soriano's status in jeopardy.

Epstein non-committal on manager

Cubs top man will give Quade chance to make his caseCubs manager Mike Quade will get a chance to lobby for his job, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein confirmed Tuesday.

Selig may decide compensation for prez Epstein

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig expects he will have to decide what compensation the Boston Red Sox should receive for allowing general manager Theo Epstein to leave and join the Chicago Cubs.

Ivy League Beats the Major League Every Day

DATELINE: HUMOR! When Ben Cherington used the word “multifactorial” during his press conference in Boston as General Manager, the truth about his elitism came gushing out. Pedants, snobs, and hoity-toity rejoiced. Class society was firmly at work in baseball on this past week. It is the age of ever-changing demographics of society when Latinos and other nationalities are...

Cubs have adopted the 1 percent solution

RICK TELANDER: Is Wall Street occupying the Cubs? Has the most elite of the 1 percent taken over Cubdom and thereby the health of the longest-suffering crowd in sports? At a time when the middle class is vanishing and job-hunting young people who are saddled with mammoth education and government debt are protesting...

Quick Hits: Valverde, Wang, Cubs

Links for Thursday afternoon, before what may be the final baseball game of the 2011 season... The Tigers are expected to pick up Jose Valverde’s $9MM option for 2012 soon, according to Jon Heyman of (Twitter link). Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post hears from Alan Nero, the agent for Chien-Ming Wang, that a new deal between the right-hander and the Nationals...
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