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MLB Trade Rumors:
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The Pirates are considering exercising shortstop Ronny Cedeno's $3MM 2012 option, but they will likely pass on options for Chris Snyder ($6.75MM), Ryan Doumit ($7.25MM) and Paul Maholm ($9.75MM), according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. As well, Langosch adds the Bucs have interest in re-signing first baseman Derrek Lee but will probably allow Ryan Ludwick to walk in free agency.
MLB and the players union are close on a new collective bargaining agreement, tweets Jon Heyman of SI.com, although slotting for draft signing bonuses remains an issue of debate. Commissioner Bud Selig and some small-market teams are in favor of hard slotting, according to Heyman.
Cubs president Theo Epstein said he wants to talk to starter Carlos Zambrano before deciding how to proceed in handling the right-hander, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, whether that be retaining Zambrano or trying to trade him. As well, Epstein hinted at...
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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.
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...
(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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B: $148MM through 2018
Carl Crawford, OF: $122MM through 2017
Josh Beckett, SP: $51MM through 2014
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...
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.
ST. LOUIS - The Cubs and Red Sox have until Tuesday to agree on Theo Epstein compensation, but Commissioner Bud...