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Theo Epstein's five biggest moves (so far)

When the Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter, I wrote a column “analyzing” their chances in 2015, and I’m afraid now the headline seems a bit ... ah, unfortunate. Here's that headline in all its everlasting glory: EVEN WITH LESTER, CUBS WON’T CONTEND IN 2015 Along with Lester, the Cubs had already traded for catcher Miguel Montero and hired Joe Maddon. And the Cubs haven...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chemistry, the Cubs, and a key series at PNC

A pivotal series in the National League playoff race got underway today, with the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Chicago Cubs in the first of a four-game set. The two clubs play again tonight, with the home team now holding a five-game lead over the visitors for the top wild card spot. The St. Louis Cardinals are currently two up on the Bucs for the Central Division lead. Theo Epstein...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The difference between being bad and not winning

In a parallel universe, the Chicago Cubs aspire to become the Boston Red Sox, from enticing their former General Manager in Theo Epstein, to remodeling a relic of a ball yard the Red Sox Way. The similarities between the two storied franchises are striking. Both teams went decades between championships, with the Cubs currently at 106 years without a World Series title. Both teams...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Did White Sox fan working on Wrigley reno zing the Cubs?

A Chicago White Sox fan working on the renovation of Wrigley Field says he buried a little something in some concrete as a means to rub in his squad’s most recent World Series triumph. But the Chicago Cubs have gone on record to question the validity of his claims. The legendary ballpark of course is in the midst of a massive $350 million renovation project, which provided the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 01, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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

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