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Another trade could be on the horizon for Theo Epstein. A day after sending Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins, the Cubs president of baseball operations is shipping around outfielder Alfonso Soriano and has spoken with at least eight American League teams over the past six weeks, according to ESPN.com. MASNsports.com reports the Orioles are one of the teams that inquired about the outfielder's availability. Soriano, who turns 36 this Saturday, is owed $54 million over the next three seasons and has no-trade clause. Last season, he clubbed 26 home runs and 88 RBIs for Chicago, but could be on his...
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Yesterday, we heard that the Orioles and Cubs talked about a deal involving Alfonso Soriano. In order to ship the outfielder elsewhere, the Cubs would have to eat a substantial portion of the $54MM remaining on his contract. Here's more on Soriano and the Orioles..
Talks between the Orioles and Cubs were probably not very serious, sources told Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore...
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"Last year was probably the hardest year I ever had playing baseball, not from the standpoint of doing good or doing bad, but just mentally I don't wish going from a starter to a backup player on...
Is an Alfonso Soriano trade realistic for the Cubs? It seems unlikely but there is a chance Theo Epstein will follow Wednesday's deal for Carlos Zambrano with one for the left fielder, who is owed $54 million.
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Cubs president Theo Epstein said he wasn’t trying to make a particular point when he traded Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins for a choirboy this week. “You don’t have to be a choirboy to be accepted into the Cubs’ clubhouse,’’ Epstein said after the trade became official Thursday. But...
As Epstein, Hoyer rebuild with youth, few seem to mind loss of veteransThere seems to be little debate the Cubs are writing off the 2012 season, following Theo Epstein's blueprint of "building a foundation of sustained success."
You know you're really in the midst of an effed up bizarro Red Sox world when the most recent news item in the Globe's Sox blog opens up with
"Theo Epstein accomplished something pretty big yesterday…"
It's gonna get bettah, right? I mean it has...
The Chicago Cubs were looking for a first baseman, and they got one on Friday, but not one of the ones you were thinking of. The team acquired Anthony Rizzo, along with pitcher Zach Cates, from the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na.
Cubs president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer are plenty familiar with Rizzo, as he was initially traded...
RSBS Special Correspondent and founder of Epsteinism, Mr. Johanna Mahmud reports:“ No one in Russia believes in god.”You know why? Because it’s cold! It’s cold there like it’s cold in Chicago right now!!I know it’s not manly to act depressed while living in a wonderful place like this but, it’s cold. AND I’M NOT A REAL MAN.Despite my depression, I know one thing that...
Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Dale Sveum and new Cubs Ian Stewart, David DeJesus, Travis Wood and Chris Volstad will take part in the 27th annual Cubs Convention from Jan. 13-15 at the Hilton Chicago.