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How Valuable is Theo Epstein to the Chicago Cubs?

Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, is in the last year of his contract with the team. Now don’t worry Cubs fans, Theo has stated multiple times he won’t be leaving Chicago and an extension will eventually be agreed upon. In fact, it’s very likely that Theo’s next contract will make him the highest paid MLB executive, surpassing the five year...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Reading Twitter and Facebook after the Chicago Cubs lose can be bad for your health. Especially lately when they are in the middle of a 5-6 stretch against the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and now the San Fransisco Giants. The Cubs are in the middle of the slump Theo Epstein predicted. Theo Epstein bracing for slump...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Zobrist blocks Fernando Rodney arrow

It was a rough day for the suddenly mortal Chicago Cubs. With the bottom-feeding San Diego Padres in town for a Wednesday doubleheader, it seemed a forgone conclusion the best team in baseball would be adding to its division lead. However, the Padres had other ideas. San Diego took the early game 7-4, and the nightcap 1-0. It was a particularly big day for Padres closer Fernando...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta wants ace money, won’t give Cubs discount

Jake Arrieta suggested Wednesday that he deserves more than the $175 million deal Stephen Strasburg signed with the Washington Nationals and indicated he’s not interested in giving the Chicago Cubs the so-called hometown discount. In the wake of the seven-year deal Strasburg signed earlier this week, Arrieta pointed out that “aces get seven years,” seemingly pointing out...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein downplays hype surrounding Cubs’ red-hot start

The Chicago Cubs have stormed out of the gate to an MLB-best 25-6 record, something that has many pundits tabbing them as the prohibitive favorites to win the World Series. Cubs president Theo Epstein, however, isn’t buying into the hype, correctly pointing out that there’s plenty of season remaining and countless things have to go right simply for the Cubs to continue their...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein says he's 'uncomfortable' with all the Cubs hype

The Chicago Cubs hype train is currently traveling at a high rate of speed and picking up wins. The conductor would like to slow things down before it spins out of control.One hundred eight years of failing to win the World Series is pressure enough. Cubs general manager Theo Epstein, who learned a thing about breaking curses in Boston, knows that the team is the Vegas favorite to...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What a Theo Epstein contract extension might look like

When the Chicago Cubs first hired Theo Epstein in 2011, the cupboard was almost completely bare. Having just dealt for Matt Garza, which cost the Cubs a young pitcher named Chris Archer among other players, former GM Jim Hendry attempted to save his job at the expense of the farm system. Epstein knew of the long task ahead of him, and more importantly, of the opportunity that turning...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Praises Red Sox, David Price: ‘I Think It’ll Be A Great Fit’

The Boston Red Sox have had a busy offseason, and Theo Epstein approves of what they’ve been able to do. The former Red Sox general manager has been the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations since 2011, and like he did with the Red Sox, he’s helped turn the team around completely. But he’s still impressed by Boston’s new president Dave Dombrowski. “(The Red...
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder parties with Cubs after win

When the Boston Red Sox looked to end their championship drought in 2004, they turned to an unlikely source of inspiration in the form 28-inch-tall Nelson de la Rosa. A dozen years later, former Sox boss Theo Epstein is looking to re-write history with the Chicago Cubs and has brought in his own diminutive good luck charm…Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Eddie Vedder partied...
Via Hall of Very Good
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Jason Rowan A Chicago White Sox fan working on the renovation of Wrigley Field supposedly buried a little keepsake in some concrete as a means to taunt the Chicago Cubs by way of his squad’s most recent World Series triumph. But the Cubbies have gone on record to question the validity of the claim. The legendary ballpark of course is in the midst of a massive $350 million...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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