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WATCH: PGL: Theo Epstein discusses Aroldis Chapman's comments

Theo Epstein joins the Cubs Pregame Live set to discuss the comments made by Aroldis Chapman in his first media session in Chicago since the trade.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: This trade was years in the making for Theo Epstein

The Chicago Cubs finished last in the NL Central for the first three years of Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago. If it’s possible to say it was “calculated”, that may have been the case. After years of building through losing, the trade for Aroldis Chapman was about winning–and has been a long time coming. When […] Chicago Cubs: This trade was years in the making for Theo...
Via Cubbies Crib
19 hours ago

Theo Epstein Said All the Right Things About the Chapman Deal, I Just Wanted a Little More

“I don’t feel like we compromised our integrity,” Theo Epstein told the media gaggle crowding around to hear him hold court on the Aroldis Chapman trade prior to Monday’s game at the Cell. Whether you take him at his word or consider it a feat of semantic gymnastics, the Cubs’ baseball boss spoke at length about the process involved in trading for a man whose baggage won’t...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Theo Epstein boldly accepts his Cubs moment of truth

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein got Aroldis Chapman and a checkmark for honesty. In July 2014, Epstein traded two veteran starters, Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, to Oakland for essentially an elite shortstop prospect, Addison Russell, outfield prospect Billy McKinney and a pitcher with major league time, Dan Straily. At the time of...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Epstein's bold move for Aroldis not surprising

Theo Epstein and the Cubs have agreed to a deal to acquire left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The clubs have not confirmed. It's the kind of move the Cubs have been putting themselves in position to make for a couple years. They've gotten themselves in a strong position, and now they're pushing their chips to the middle of the table.
Via Cubs.com
2 days ago

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

You can count on one hand — maybe one finger — how many chances the Chicago Cubs have had in the last five or six decades to win the World Series like they do this season. Chicago has done a masterful job of building a championship contender in relatively short time. Theo Epstein, forever a hero in Boston, is trying to do the same in Chicago, and so far the results speak for...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Very Transparent in Discussing Cubs’ Plans

My favorite part about Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago has been deciphering his GM-speak. Well, okay, watching him more or less intentionally plunge the Cubs into a franchise-worst nosedive before pulling back on the stick and climbing to (potentially) unseen heights has been my favorite part. But I’ve really enjoyed listening to what he’s had to say about the process the...
Via Cubs Insider
5 days ago

Theo Epstein calls Cubs’ struggles of late ‘sort of baseball reality’

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein understands how the team’s recent struggles may be the source of some concern for fans but believes it’s simply a part of a typical season’s ups and downs. “Honestly, I think it’s sort of baseball reality,” Epstein said Thursday, via ESPN’s John Jackson. “It’s impossible to win at the pace we were winning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 11, 2016  |  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
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