THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago Cubs rumors: Theo Epstein keeping Jeff Samardzija extension talks private

Chicago Cubs' President Theo Epstein told the media Monday that any talks about a Jeff Samardzija contract extension are going to be kept from public knowledge as the season begins. Despite Samardzija not becoming a free agent until after the 2015 season, negotiations commenced during the spring training month of March.Epstein enters his third year with the Cubs organization...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mike Olt help the Cubs compete in the NL Central?

The Chicago Cubs traded their number one starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers last season, and one of the key pieces that they got in return was third baseman Mike Olt. He has had issues with his vision recently, but was able to prove that those issues are a thing of the past in Spring Training. Chicago’s coaching staff has been very vocal over the past couple of days...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts Are On Different Playoff Timetables

Chicago Cubs News- Most fans, sportswriters and even Sports Mockery believe the Chicago Cubs won’t be making any noise come October. Team President Theo Epstein hasn’t shown much optimism going into this season, but Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts has a different idea. Tom Ricketts’ Timetable The Chicago Sun-Times reporter, Gordon Wittenmyer, recently quoted Ricketts as saying the...
Via Sports Mockery
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein On Building Under the Current CBA

Theo Epstein was interviewed on WEEI Thursday night (partial transcript). He shared thoughts on a variety of Cub-related topics alongside musings about the Red Sox. There was nothing really groundbreaking in his comments, but they were infused with an undercurrent of pessimism similar to that which you’ve been picking up around these parts since the current CBA was ratified...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

When Will Epstein’s Time Here Run Out?

At the end of the 2011 season, Tom Ricketts and the Chicago Cubs hired Theo Epstein to be the new President of Baseball Operations. In addition to Epstein, the Cubs also hired Jed Hoyer to be the new General Manager. Their assignment was not an easy one, to help the Cubs win the World Series for the first time in over 100 years. This would not be an easy task, as several men have...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 29, 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

Free agents want to play for Cubs

NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been [...]
Via Obstructed View
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
WILL NOT BE IGNORED

Woman allegedly stalking Epstein

A Massachusetts woman was arrested near the home of Cubs president Theo Epstein after telling police she was "inviting Mr. Epstein to go to church." 

Via Hall of Very Good
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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