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Theo Epstein Helps Retell Story Of Doug Mirabelli Trade For Its Anniversary

If you were a conscious Red Sox fan in 2006, then you remember what unfolded when backup catcher Doug Mirabelli was traded back to Boston from the San Diego Padres. But you probably haven’t heard the story from everyone who was involved. The Hardball Times’ Tim Healey published an oral history of the trade Friday ahead of its 10-year anniversary, which comes on Sunday. In it...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Theo Epstein Scared Josh Beckett Back In 2006

(AP Photo)Intriguing headline, is it not? Well, in the midst of an excellent recounting of the famous 2006 Doug Mirabelli (State Police Escort) Trade, an interesting side story emerged. As Tim Healy of The Hardball Times tells it, then-Sox GM Theo Epstein steeled himself to make the tough call to Josh Bard—telling him that he would be sent to San Diego in exchange for Mirabelli...
Via FenwayNation
1 day 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Has Built A Monster, Again

Theo Epstein has a knack for breaking curses. After being hired as the Red Sox GM in late 2003 at age 28, the youngest in the history of baseball, he quickly overhauled the roster. In his first season he led the Red Sox to a World Series championship, their first title in 86 years. They eventually went on to win again in 2007 as Epstein had become a household name across Major League...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Theo Epstein close to contract extension with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs believe they have the foundation for a long run of success. And the man primarily responsible for that is expected to be around to enjoy it.President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein is close to a long-term extension with the Cubs, according to multiple reports.Epstein, whose current contract expires after the 2016 season, could have a new deal in place by the...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon react to Trump’s Cubs comments

Republican presidential nominee hopeful Donald Trump continued his long-running war of words with the owners of the Chicago Cubs this week by threatening to start running attack ads to criticize their performance in running the organization in response to a Ricketts family member helping fund an anti-Trump super political action committee. ‘‘Well, it means that I’ll start...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein wants David Ortiz to go out on high note

There was a time when the Boston Red Sox almost traded David Ortiz. But three World Series rings and what’s soon to be 14 seasons later, Theo Epstein is glad they didn’t. The former Red Sox general manager and current Chicago Cubs president sat down with WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche recently to discuss the designated hitter’s storied career with the Red Sox ahead of his final season...
Via NESN.com
January 31, 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...
Via NESN.com
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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