Found October 30, 2011 on The Sports Rocker:
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 reveals all is not well in Cubville.Since the 2001 season, the Cubs have finished under .500 five times. So they've finished over .500 six times. But why does it feel like the Cubs are just terrible? If you had a chance to watch the fantastic "Catching Hell" Bartman documentary on ESPN, you know why. Every time something good happens to the Cubs, fans are waiting for two bad things to happen. Even their nickname is the "Loveable Losers." The psychology of losing is a tough thing to overcome, right Red Sox nation? If Theo Epstein thought the pressure of being the boss of the Red Sox, ...

Store Pulls Theo Epstein Jersey From the Market

Turns out Cubs fans won't be able to get their hands on an authentic Theo Epstein jersey after all. RedEye (a free publication offered by the Chicago Tribune) reporter Tracy Swartz is reporting that Sports World will no longer be selling the Epstein jerseys. The store had been offering jerseys and shirseys bearing Epstein's name and the no. 12 for a couple fo weeks. So...

Warming up the computers: Statistical analysis will be prominent in Epstein rebuilding Cubs

CHICAGO -- Well, we probably never will know what Carmine thinks of the Cubs because Theo Epstein left his cherished...

Bud Selig Expects to Decide Compensation Red Sox Will Receive for Theo Epstein

Even though Theo Epstein has been officially introduced as the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, the compensation the Red Sox will receive for their former GM remains up in the air. MLB commissioner Bud Selig, who set a deadline for the two teams to work out a deal, expects to have to settle the issue. "If I had to guess today, it'll be another thing that...

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...

Aramis Ramirez Opt Out Good for Cubs

One of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's first decisions leading the Chicago Cubs was picking up the one year option for Aramis Ramirez, the Cubs third baseman for the past nine years. The option was for over $16 million. And thus it was surprising when the Cubs did indeed pick up that option. Fangraphs did peg Ramirez's worth in the field at $16.2 million for his 2011 campaign...

Epstein compensation unresolved at deadline

Boston general manager Ben Cherington said he and Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein are "comfortable" with Commissioner Bud Selig deciding compensation over Epstein's departure from the Red Sox.

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...

Hoyer, McLeod to play key roles for Epstein

News of the arrivals of Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to the Chicago Cubs’ front office didn’t make nearly the splash as Theo Epstein’s signing three weeks ago. But if Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is right, the three Red Sox refugees will help end a championship drought that’s at 103 years and counting.

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...

Cubs introduce Hoyer, McLeod at Wrigley

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod joined Theo Epstein in the Cubs' front office as the general manager and scouting and player development director, respectively. The two were formally introduced Tuesday at a news conference at Wrigley Field.
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