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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs Rumors: Chicago intent on signing impact starting pitcher

The Chicago Cubs continue to take steps towards being consistently competitive and achieving their first playoff berth since 2008. One key ingredient the Cubs hope to find is another impact starter to pitch alongside Jake Arrieta.#456054212 / gettyimages.comAccording to John Arguello of Cubs Den, the Chicago Cubs are looking for an impact starting pitcher to add to their near-complete...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago could look to trade Tsuyoshi Wada

The Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, spoke yesterday about the state of the club and needs going forward at an event for season ticket holders. Epstein mentioned the strength of the bullpen and pitching depth in general, but also the need to add impact pitching from without the organization. He did not mention starting left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada.#455677172...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Theo Epstein wants to win NL Central in 2015

According to Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein, the rebuilding days have ended, and the time for winning has begun. The Cubs have called up their share of young talent during the second half of the just-completed season, and they have many more on the way. According to MLB.com's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat, Epstein told the players that they are now ready to compete...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Epstein- Any discussion of team starts with Anthony Rizzo

Many fans of the Chicago Cubs believe that the team needs to go out and find a veteran free agent to be the on field general, and to be their leader. Theo Epstein though disagrees with the fans in this aspect. He sees that in Anthony Rizzo. Epstein -Any discussion of team starts with Anthony Rizzo. He stepped up as a leader and community contributor . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine...
Via World Series Dreaming
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo: It’s Time to Compete

Do you trust me? Today, at the annual meet and greet for the Chicago Cubs season ticket holders and the front office, Theo Epstein told a crowd of season ticket holders that the time had come to compete. Theo: ”It’s time to compete.” #Cubs — Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) October 10, 2014 You heard that right, Epstein told a crowd of season ticket holders that the Cubs are...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs and Effective Walk Rate

Theo Epstein held a presser to debrief on the 2014 season. I look forward to those happening in October or November, but that should come relatively soon. The tone of the conference was near-universally positive, and that makes sense. There are a lot of things to be optimistic about, chief among them our cheap, dynamic core of players both already in the majors or just about to be...
Via Obstructed View
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez could be on Cubs coaching staff in 2015

The Chicago Cubs need all the help they can get, so the addition of a former MLB slugger to the coaching staff shouldn’t hurt. Ex-Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez could get a coaching job next season with the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Theo Epstein, former Sox general manager and current Cubs president, did not rule out the possibility of hiring Ramirez when...
Via NESN.com
23 days 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
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...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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