Found October 29, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
After weeks of speculation and several years of futility, a new era finally began in Chicago baseball on Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs named Theo Epstein their new President of Baseball Operations. He brings with him the obvious pedigree of winning two championships as GM of the Boston Red Sox, but perhaps more importantly, he has shown an ability to make moves that may not seem genius at face value but sell them to a rabid fanbase and end up making them work out in the end. This is a trait that he will need to bring with him to Chicago as he takes on the challenge of what will probably go down in history as the longest championship drought in American sports, but from what we’ve seen early on in his tenure, he seems to be up to the task. Besides not allowing the talk of curses and unrealistic expectations get to him, what exactly should Theo Epstein’s thought process be as he moves forward in his new role with the Cubs? Here are five things that he should keep in mind, including som...

NESN Debates: Will Theo Epstein Lead Cubs to the World Series Within 10 Years?

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...

Not So Fast, Cubs Fans

Theo Epstein finally had a press conference today as General Manager of the maligned Chicago Cubs. Immediately, Cubs fans all over the country were scouring the internet trying to find a 2012 World Series champs t-shirt. No, not really. But I wouldn't have been surprised either.Who knows if Theo The Great will turn around the Cubbies? Just a brief view of their last few years...

Sighting: Epstein, Ricketts watch World Series together

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and Cubs owners Tom and Todd Ricketts watched Game 6 of the World Series at The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village Thursday. Coincidentally, I was there as well and got to see Theo-madness first hand.

Free agency might open several holes for Cubs

Before Theo Epstein moved into his new Wrigley Field office, he was studying the Cubs' roster. He knew he'd have to hit the ground running now that he's the team's president of baseball operations. He's got a lot of work to do.

Cubs fans want to believe Theo is savior

(Eds: With AP Photos. Also moved in advance.) By DON BABWIN Associated Press To the list of the most famous figures in the long history of the Chicago Cubs - which to date include a beer-loving announcer best known for bellowing ''Take Me Out To The Ballgame,'' a goat that wasn't allowed into a game and a fan who bobbled a foul ball - we now can add the name Theo...

Selig could decide compensation for GM 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.

Offseason Outlook: Boston Red Sox

Longtime GM Theo Epstein is gone and recently-appointed replacement Ben Cherington will try leading the Red Sox to their first playoff appearance since 2009 by improving the pitching staff and tinkering with the offense. Guaranteed Contracts Adrian Gonzalez, 1B: $148MM through 2018  Carl Crawford, OF: $122MM through 2017  Josh Beckett, SP: $51MM through 2014  John...

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...

Selig believes Cubs-Red Sox dispute will come to him

Clubs have till Nov. 1 to resolve compensation for Epstein on their ownST. LOUIS — The Cubs and Red Sox have until Tuesday to agree on Theo Epstein compensation, but Commissioner Bud Selig doubts the sides can close the deal.

Bud Selig believes Cubs-Red Sox dispute will come to him

ST. LOUIS - The Cubs and Red Sox have until Tuesday to agree on Theo Epstein compensation, but Commissioner Bud...
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