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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 hour ago  |  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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Farm System Is Now Officially Stacked

Posted to Chicago CubsTheo Epstein recently made a trade with the Oakland A’s that has bolstered a stacked farm system for the Chicago Cubs. Trade: Cubs sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. Oakland sent 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to be named later. Russell, 20, is ranked third among...
Via Sports Mockery
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein: Boston Red Sox Still Contenders In ‘Wide Open’ AL East

Theo Epstein doesn’t think it’s time for the Boston Red Sox to become sellers. Epstein, the former general manager of the Red Sox now serving as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, has faith in his former club to stay competitive this season despite a tumultuous first half. “(Selling pieces) would be a tough thing to do it any point, because the reality of...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

FIXING THE CHICAGO CUBS IN 10 EASY STEPS

At this time next year the Cubs General Manager, Theo Epstein, is going to look like a genius. That is if he plays his cards or his Cubs right. However, he has to lay the foundation this year so that by next year the Cubbies are in contention. The Cubs in many respects are similar […] The post FIXING THE CHICAGO CUBS IN 10 EASY STEPS appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
Via Outside Analysis
24 days ago  |  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

Free agents want to play for Cubs

NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been [...]
Via Obstructed View OLD
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss
WILL NOT BE IGNORED

Woman allegedly stalking Epstein

A Massachusetts woman was arrested near the home of Cubs president Theo Epstein after telling police she was "inviting Mr. Epstein to go to church." 

Via Hall of Very Good
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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