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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Theo Epstein statement on Renteria firing, Maddon hire

Yes, Theo Epstein the “smartest man in the room” always. Regardless of whatever room he’s in. Like I said on Twitter: I love Cubs press releases. Headlines are ALL CAPS, cuz it’s LOUD, and no sugar-coated corporatespeak: CUBS FIRE MANAGER RICK RENTERIA — Paul M. Banks (@PaulMBanks) October 31, 2014 Here’s what Theo Epstein said in that statement: Today we made the difficult...
Via The Sports Bank
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon to be the next Chicago Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, sources told CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. His story can be found here. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Although there is no deal officially done and Chicago’s north side club has yet to confirm anything, it appears that the deal should be done...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Maddon to be next Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Maddon and the Cubs are on the verge of agreeing to a mega deal, according to people familair with the situation. The contract, once finalized, is expected to make Maddon one of the highest-paid managers in baseball and quite likely the best-paid in the National League. Mike Scioscia’s...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago intent on signing impact starting pitcher

The Chicago Cubs continue to take steps towards being consistently competitive and achieving their first playoff berth since 2008. One key ingredient the Cubs hope to find is another impact starter to pitch alongside Jake Arrieta.#456054212 / gettyimages.comAccording to John Arguello of Cubs Den, the Chicago Cubs are looking for an impact starting pitcher to add to their near-complete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Theo Epstein wants to win NL Central in 2015

According to Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein, the rebuilding days have ended, and the time for winning has begun. The Cubs have called up their share of young talent during the second half of the just-completed season, and they have many more on the way. According to MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat, Epstein told the players that they are now ready to compete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo: It’s Time to Compete

Do you trust me? Today, at the annual meet and greet for the Chicago Cubs season ticket holders and the front office, Theo Epstein told a crowd of season ticket holders that the time had come to compete. Theo: ”It’s time to compete.” #Cubs — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) October 10, 2014 You heard that right, Epstein told a crowd of season ticket holders that the Cubs are...
Via World Series Dreaming
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and Effective Walk Rate

Theo Epstein held a presser to debrief on the 2014 season. I look forward to those happening in October or November, but that should come relatively soon. The tone of the conference was near-universally positive, and that makes sense. There are a lot of things to be optimistic about, chief among them our cheap, dynamic core of players both already in the majors or just about to be...
Via Obstructed View
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez could be on Cubs coaching staff in 2015

The Chicago Cubs need all the help they can get, so the addition of a former MLB slugger to the coaching staff shouldn’t hurt. Ex-Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez could get a coaching job next season with the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Theo Epstein, former Sox general manager and current Cubs president, did not rule out the possibility of hiring Ramirez when...
Via NESN.com
October 01, 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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