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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

When Could the Cubs Compete?

When Theo Epstein came to Chicago in 2011, many realized that the rebuilding plan would consume the 2012, 2013, and likely 2014 campaigns. However many thought 2015 would be the yer the Cubs could start competing, and as we draw nearer to 2015, perhaps we should examine that assertion. Indeed, 2014 has been lost in the name of progress, but with each passing day, the organization...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Were We All Duped by Team Theo?

I have seen several fans talking about the Chicago Cubs lately wondering if Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts pulled the wool over our eyes. Many fans have been complaining that they bought into “The Plan” and now have egg on their faces. Others have been talking about running out of patience with “Team Theo” as nothing has been accomplished lately and that they are...
Via World Series Dreaming
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Epstein not thrilled with Cards 'gift' draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune. "They do extremely well from a baseball standpoint and from a revenue standpoint," the Chicago Cubs' president of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein very upset over rival Cardinals receiving extra draft pick

Theo Epstein is none too pleased about the Cardinals receiving an extra pick for the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft in Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery.Despite making the postseason 10 times since 2000, the Cardinals were among five other teams that received a bonus pick between the first and second rounds. This has Epstein throwing his proverbial hat and scratching his head as...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein: Boston Red Sox Still Contenders In ‘Wide Open’ AL East

Theo Epstein doesn’t think it’s time for the Boston Red Sox to become sellers. Epstein, the former general manager of the Red Sox now serving as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, has faith in his former club to stay competitive this season despite a tumultuous first half. “(Selling pieces) would be a tough thing to do it any point, because the reality of...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant likely to start in Double-A for Cubs

According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, the Cubs are expected to start talented young third baseman Kris Bryant at the Double-A level this season. Bryant has been an absolute star no matter where he’s been, and is expected to reach the big leagues very quickly. The Cubs selected Kris Bryant with the second overall pick in last years MLB Draft. “Kris probably has a good chance...
Via Sports-Glory
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs shouldn’t fold on Sam Fuld

With parts of the team already set in place and Theo Epstein waiting for his prospects to blossom, the Chicago Cubs will be spending only a small amount of their resources on free agents. With some of those resources, I would like to see a veteran signing to help the outfield or serve as a utility player. A perfect fit for this position is former Cub Sam Fuld. A Stanford grad, Fuld...
Via isportsweb.com
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Shin-Soo Choo edition

    As the winter meetings come to a close, a lot of big bats have already been signed to huge contracts this offseason. Names like Robinson Cano, Brian McCann, and Curtis Granderson have already come to find new places to step up to the plate next season, but some names are still out there that Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer and President Theo Epstein might take a look at. One of...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein's Best Original Screenplay

It's Oscar Night and as I'm sure many of you know, our own Theo Epstein has Hollywood royalty in his family tree. His great uncle Julius co-authored the screenplay to the 1942 Academy Award winning film, "Casablanca".Some of the famous words from said screenplay have been mutilated in the drawing above, but I don't think Julius or Theo would mind. So...just...
Via Cub Reporter
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Epstein: No more lovable losers for Cubs

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein says he understands the ballclub's culture better now than he did when he first arrived. Epstein spoke about the Cubs' reputation as ''lovable losers.'' While that allowed the team to draw almost 2.9 million fans despite losing 101 games, Epstein won't consider it a success until the team wins...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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