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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Theo To Cubs Fans, “Hold Us Accountable”

It has been a long and painful ride for most long time Chicago Cubs fans. No matter how much you have bought into the plan set by Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Cubs ownership, fans have gone through their summers missing something that typically fueled them, Cubs optimism. Cubs fans have always had a sense on opening day that this could be the year, next year has finally come, but...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Too late to the party? Cubs face challenges in landing game-changing local TV deal

My latest Chicago Tribune column is on the Cubs’ challenge to join the rich teams club with a massive local TV deal. You also can access the column on my Twitter feed at @Sherman_Report. From the column: ******** Theo Epstein has a phrase for the potential of local TV revenue. He says it will be “a paradigm shift” in keeping the Cubs on pace with baseball’s richest teams...
Via Sherman Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein’s Stalker Gets Sentenced

According to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, Theo Epstein has a real stalker … and she just got two years probation after pleading guilty. Kathleen Kearney, apparently a Boston Red Sox superfan, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of stalking Epstein. “Kearney was arrested after flying from Massachusetts where she lives to Chicago and driving to Epstein’s home...
Via Sports Mockery
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Willing To ‘Soak Myself In Deer Urine’ To Sign Jon Lester

This embed is invalid" /> Theo Epstein was prepared to go the extra mile if $155 million wasn’t enough. Lester signed a lucrative, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs for various reasons, including his relationship with Epstein, his desire to help the organization snap its 106-year World Series drought and the club’s seemingly bright future...
Via NESN.com
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Woman pleads guilty to stalking Cubs President Epstein

  A woman has been placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty to stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Kearney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of stalking Epstein as part of a plea agreement on Monday. Cook County Judge Michael McHale also ordered that Kearney be monitored by GPS while she...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2014  |  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

Chicago Cubs free agent targets part two

For Chicago Cubs fans, this should play out to be the most exciting offseason in recent memory. Theo Epstein has money to spend and it seems like he plans to use it. Sports media has made it clear that the Cubs are willing and able to spend big money on a starting pitcher this offseason. After all, the Cubs pitching staff could use some work. Here is the list of pitchers that could...
Via isportsweb.com
November 06, 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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