Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


ESPN Rates Sox Farm System As Fifth Best

ESPN has named the Red Sox minor league system as the fifth best in the major leagues. Topping the list was Theo Epstein's Chicago Cubs system, followed by the farm systems of the Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, New York Mets and Red Sox. Other teams in Boston's division ranked as follows: Toronto #19, The Evil Empire #20, Baltimore #22 and Tampa Bay #23. So far, Ben Cherington...
Via FenwayNation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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
21 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...
December 17, 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...
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...
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...
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...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Super Bowl: Things you can't control

LeBron and the Cavs are ready to make a run

Cousins calls out writer's old tweet

Seahawks praise Brady's trash-talk

Who should be in 2015 HOF class

Five potential Super Bowl XLIX heroes

Rex Ryan downplays Deflategate

Brady hopes Manning comes back

The worst Super Bowl commercials of all-time

SB anthem, halftime performers through the years

Super Bowl should smash TV records

Super Bowl records unlikely to fall

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.