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Theo Epstein got his manager a couple of weeks back, and now he's wading into the free-agent pool, making his first splash as Cubs president. The Cubs inked outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year deal on Wednesday, marking the first player-related move in Epstein's and new general manager Jed Hoyer's reign on the North Side of Chicago. The 31-year-old outfielder represents more of a value signing for the Cubs and Epstein, even as they've been linked to some of the biggest names on the market including Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. "There always are going to be things said about...

Theo sticking to long-term plan

Theo Epstein has worked furiously the last five weeks to put his management team in place as the new president of baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs. He's running down his list of players to call and chat up. He flew to Florida to fire manager Mike Quade and has hired a new skipper in Dale Sveum. Epstein also has visited the team's academy in the Dominican Republic...

Cubs Sign Kim DeJesus' Husband To A 2-Year Deal

photo via @KimDeJesus12 (hope that's ok, Kim) Kim DeJesus' already lucky husband got a little more fortunate today when he signed a 2 year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth 10 million dollars. Kim's spouse spent 8 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and one - last season - with the Oakland A's. He has a .284 career batting average; hitting a total of 207...

Impact: DeJesus Signs with the Cubs

The Cubs signed outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year deal. Here’s how the move could affect your fantasy team in 2012…   Here’s what I wrote about DeJesus in my free agent primer for The Outside Corner:   2011 was a tough season for DeJesus. He put up career lows in AVG and OBP, but some of his struggles can be explained by a thumb injury for which he needed surgery...

Morning News: Tyler Colvin’s In the Picture, DeJesus is a Lucky Man, and Reinsdorf isn’t cheap

This morning we look at three top stories: Is Tyler Colvin still in the picture for a Cubs OF spot? Is Jerry Reisndorf willing to splurge? What makes David DeJesus such a lucky man? Read on to find out about all three. Plus a look at a picture that may cause you to mess your pants followed by... To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Pitching a hot topic for Epstein, Cubs

The Cubs will likely be active at next week's Winter Meetings, but don't expect to see Theo Epstein holding court much in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.

DeJesus eager to begin Cubs tenure

A couple of months ago, free agent David DeJesus, his wife and 18-month-old son moved into a new house in suburban Wheaton, Ill., to be closer to his wife's family. They didn't know at the time David's next team would be an easy commute from home.

Fantasy Impact: DeJesus Signs with Cubs and Rockies Ship Iannetta to Angels

Winter meetings are just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of moves to ponder. I’ll do my best to avoid discussing the impact of relief pitcher signings because players that might be closers now (Daniel Bard) might not be closers very soon (Ryan Madson to Red Sox?). As for the rest of the positions, there’s much we can glean early on before the...

Cubs' DeJesus ready to play hard, be accountable

Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus had no problem signing with a team in transition, after spending the last nine years playing on similar teams.

Your Morning Phil: DeJesus, Paddy, Jenks

Talking baseball while wishing ESPN the Magazine had spared us the Ozzie Guillen/dog kisser cover: 1) Sometimes it really is good to think about something. I’m glad I didn’t write about the David DeJesus signing on Wednesday, when it happened, because I would have gotten it wrong.

Hot Corner: It's good to be ... David DeJesus

The Cubs signed him Wednesday to a two-year deal with a club option for a third that could pay him $15 million. And his wife, Kimberly, is excited, too. She tweeted that she was ‘‘born and raised’’ in Wheaton, her dad had Cubs season tickets and Ryne Sandberg was her childhood crush. ‘‘When...

Cubs buy time for Jackson with DeJesus deal

Phil Rogers: The free-agent signing of David DeJesus means Brett Jackson probably will start 2012 with Triple-A Iowa, a far better situation than had Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer handed Jackson the right-field job in spring training.
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