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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Epstein says club not close to trading for a big-contract pitcher

With Friday's trade deadline ticking down, the Chicago Cubs continue their efforts to trade for a starting pitcher, however it appears less likely that the club will make a big splash on a pitcher with a big contract such as Cole Hamels. “I don’t necessarily think we’re close to trading for a big contract,” team president Theo Epstein told reporters Monday. “Certainly...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Edwin Jackson designated for assignment

Theo Epstein can finally breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief. Edwin Jackson, seemingly one of Theo Epstein’s biggest mistakes as Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, was designated for assignment to activate newly acquired relief pitcher, Rafael Soriano. Prior to the 2013 season, the Cubs signed Jackson to a four year $52 million deal. With the contract’s magnitude...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Theo Epstein nearly drills mascot with first pitch

The Chicago Cubs have a new affiliate in South Bend, so team president Theo Epstein was invited to throw out the first pitch before the team’s home opener. The Cubs mascot, Clark, stepped into the batter’s box and awaited Epstein’s pitch. But that wasn’t a very good idea. Epstein clearly didn’t expect the mascot to try to steal his fame, so he decided to brush Clark...
Via The Sports Daily
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: New free agent and trade targets

Following the Toronto Blue Jays’ acquisition of three-time All-Star Russell Martin, the Cubs are beginning to find new offseason targets. Martin and the Blue Jays agreed to a backloaded 5-year, $82 million ($16.4 million per year) contract, which would pay the backstop $20 million during his age 34, 35, and 36 seasons. While Martin would have been a great fit on the Cubs’ young...
Via isportsweb.com
November 20, 2014  |  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

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
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