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Chicago Cubs: Decision on Arrieta will be left to Epstein, Hoyer

Most Chicago Cubs fans don’t see it as realistic that the team can sign Jake Arrieta before free agency. For one, Scott Boras is his agent. But Tom Ricketts said he will leave the decision to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, trusting in their judgment. The writing is very much on the wall when it […] Chicago Cubs: Decision on Arrieta will be left to Epstein, Hoyer - Cubbies Crib ...
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5 hours ago

Watch: Theo Epstein Talks Offseason and Preparing to Defend in 2017

Theo Epstein joined ESPN’s SportsCenter to discuss the post-championship offseason, as well as training to defend the title in 2017. The post Watch: Theo Epstein Talks Offseason and Preparing to Defend in 2017 appeared first on Cubs Insider.
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17 hours ago

The Cardinals Won’t Talk About The Cubs

2011. Here’s how the NL Central finished: 90 wins was good for a Wild Card berth, and, well, you know what happened from there. I’ll never, ever get sick of watching the highlights of the 2011 postseason. The Cubs, though? They finished 25 games out of 1st place in the division. 19 in arrears of the Cardinals. Their farm system was languishing and with the young talent the Cardinals...
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1 day ago

Theo Epstein Addresses Psychological Hurdles Facing Cubs in 2017

Injury, inconsistency, idiocy. All can stand in the way of a team’s success, whether in terms of fruition or continuation. We can pretty assuredly rule out the latter of those factors when it comes to the Cubs, but the former pair can still sink their poisoned fangs into the team. And since getting hurt is a matter of random consequence, we’re left with only the troublemaker...
Via Cubs Insider
7 days ago

Cubs to pay $388,000 for repairs following World Series celebration

The celebration the Cubs held following their World Series victory will cost the team a hefty amount. Millions celebrated the Cubs’ World Series victory over the Indians with a parade through Chicago that ended at Grant Park. It was there that Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon, and players addressed the crowd. The day was certainly one the city soon won’t forget. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs considering White House visit before Obama leaves office

Theo Epstein says the Chicago Cubs may take up Barack Obama on his White House invitation after all. Shortly after the Cubs broke their 108-year World Series curse, President Obama, who of course has longstanding ties to Chicago (albeit as a White Sox fan), took to Twitter to invite the team to the White House for the traditional championship visit before he leaves office early...
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November 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs fans wrote in Theo Epstein for president

Chicago Cubs fans are still celebrating their first World Series win in 108 years, and they want to make America great again. How, you ask? By writing in general manager Theo Epstein for president. I wrote in Theo Epstein. After what he did to fix the Red Sox & Cubs, maybe he can fix our country.
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November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein eats goat in Wrigley Field bleachers

The Billy Goat curse is over, the Chicago Cubs are world champions, and there’s been plenty of celebrating going on in the city. General manager Theo Epstein, who built the Cubs from worst to first, is a big reason for the team’s success. So, he decided to celebrate the curse being lifted in the best possible way: by eating goat in the Wrigley Field bleachers. “They’ve...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Epstein already has made good on his Cubs mission statement

The Chicago Cubs introduced Theo Epstein as their president of baseball operations on Oct. 25, 2011. Five years and a week later, they have their first World Series title in 108 years. The Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in a thrilling Game 7 on Wednesday night, erasing more than a century of heartache and disappointment on the North Side of Chicago. For Epstein, it’s the...
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein plans to celebrate Cubs’ title by ‘going on a bender’ (Video)

You can hardly blame him, but Theo Epstein was remarkably candid in the moments following the Cubs’ triumph in the World Series on Wednesday. In fact, Epstein, the executive behind the rise of the Cubs, was quite succinct about his plans upon returning to the Windy City. He’s going on a bender. When you just put together the first Cubs championship team in 108 years, you have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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