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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Epstein: Cubs aiming for postseason in 2015

The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year. "Overall, for the organization, I think 2015 will be a little bit different than the previous three seasons in that we now think we have the talent to compete," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Will Manny Be Next Cubs Asst. Hitting Coach?

(Photo By Minda Haas)Theo Epstein hasn't ruled in or out the possibility of Manny Ramirez becoming the next assistant hitting coach for the Cubs. After proving a positive influence on many of Chicago's young prospects, Manny's stock in the organization has risen dramatically. The Cubs will likely be relying on a slew of young prospects in 2015—in a similar way to how...
Via FenwayNation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season. With the arrival of top prospects such as Jorge Soler and bounce-back seasons from shortstop Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs are ready to kick their rebuilding project into the next gear after...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Times Writes Brilliant Article on Ricketts Family

New York Times writer Barry Bearak wrote a beautiful piece on the Cubs, the Ricketts family, and among other things, how the Cubs are building up a great thing. Not just baseball wise, but ballpark wise, fan wise and community wise. Bearak spoke about the Ricketts family’s home life, and how they came into a position to buy the team in 2009. He provides updated information on...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago can add payroll in coming years

The Chicago Cubs have already called up a couple of their future pieces in Javier Baez and Jorge Soler. On the way, they have Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Addison Russell, and more intriguing young talent that is not far from reaching the majors. However, their surplus of position players does not make up for the lack of major league and minor league talent.#168231267 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Epstein not thrilled with Cards 'gift' draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely winners Wednesday when they secured a bonus draft pick in Major League Baseball's competitive-balance lottery. Theo Epstein, for one, couldn't deny feeling a tad bitter about the Cardinals' good fortune. "They do extremely well from a baseball standpoint and from a revenue standpoint," the Chicago Cubs' president of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein very upset over rival Cardinals receiving extra draft pick

Theo Epstein is none too pleased about the Cardinals receiving an extra pick for the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft in Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery.Despite making the postseason 10 times since 2000, the Cardinals were among five other teams that received a bonus pick between the first and second rounds. This has Epstein throwing his proverbial hat and scratching his head as...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 24, 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

Theo Epstein's Best Original Screenplay

It's Oscar Night and as I'm sure many of you know, our own Theo Epstein has Hollywood royalty in his family tree. His great uncle Julius co-authored the screenplay to the 1942 Academy Award winning film, "Casablanca".Some of the famous words from said screenplay have been mutilated in the drawing above, but I don't think Julius or Theo would mind. So...just...
Via Cub Reporter
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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