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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs moving Class A affiliate to Myrtle Beach

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs are moving their top Class A affiliate from Daytona in the Florida State League to Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League. The team made the announcement Tuesday. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein says the team thinks the Carolina League is the best high-A league for its purposes and provides the best situation for the organization'...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Theo And Cubs Aggressively Pursuing Lester?

Reports out of Chicago indicate that former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is prepared to aggressively pursue Jon Lester this off-season. Those same reports suggest that Lester is "open-minded" about where he'll land in 2015—which, of course, could also include Boston and the Bronx. However, Theo is flush with cash, and has only about $30 million committed to his 2015 payroll—which...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Gonna Go? The Cubs Have Too Many Infielders

As Theo Epstein and the rest of the management have said, it’s a good problem, a very good problem, to have a plethora of infielders on the major and minor league rosters. With Javier Baez and Starlin Castro already with the major league Club, prized prospect Addison Russell is waiting for his chance to be called up and be a difference maker. Whether that call up will be to start...
Via Sports Mockery
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Leaves Iowa Cubs On A Positive Note

(Paat Kelly/MiLB.com)Manny Ramriez left the Cubs' AAA affiliate on Friday due to a knee injury—with three games left on the schedule. We can all speculate as to whether this was a convenient 'near-the-end-of-the-season' malady. But, as far as Theo Epstein goes, that type of speculation is a thing of the past. According to Theo, Manny was nothing but a positive influence...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago can add payroll in coming years

The Chicago Cubs have already called up a couple of their future pieces in Javier Baez and Jorge Soler. On the way, they have Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Addison Russell, and more intriguing young talent that is not far from reaching the majors. However, their surplus of position players does not make up for the lack of major league and minor league talent.#168231267 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How Far Have the Cubs Come?

So far, Soler . . . so good. It has been almost three years, nearly three hundred losses, and three drafts since the Cubs hired Theo Epstein to save the Cubs from their sins and rescue them from eternal damnation in their permanent subterranean dwelling in the Central Division’s fiery core. And if you think that metaphor is overblown in ridiculous, it was meant to match the expectations...
Via Obstructed View
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 days ago  |  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

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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