Cubs' Epstein hopes Ortiz goes out 'on top' -- of the AL -- in final season

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein responsible for bringing David Ortiz to the Boston Red Sox during his tenure as the team's general manager. With Ortiz announcing 2016 will be his last season, Epstein is proud of the career the Red Sox DH has put together in a nearly a 19-year career -- with 13 of those years spent in Boston. "I'm just really proud of...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein wants David Ortiz to go out on high note

There was a time when the Boston Red Sox almost traded David Ortiz. But three World Series rings and what’s soon to be 14 seasons later, Theo Epstein is glad they didn’t. The former Red Sox general manager and current Chicago Cubs president sat down with WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche recently to discuss the designated hitter’s storied career with the Red Sox ahead of his final season...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Not Extending Theo Epstein

When Theo Epstein left the Boston Red Sox and took his new position with the Chicago Cubs in late October of 2011, he wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe to explain his choice to Red Sox fans. He opened by citing Bill Walsh (the football visionary who innovated the West Coast Offense), who believed […]
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

High Performance Forces Theo’s Hand

After the end of the 2014 season, Theo Epstein made clear that the front office would seek to add impact pitching from outside the organization that offseason, while also acknowledging that two nine-figure commitments in one offseason were not going to happen. Epstein stayed true to his word, adding Jon Lester on a major contract but […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein Praises Red Sox, David Price: ‘I Think It’ll Be A Great Fit’

The Boston Red Sox have had a busy offseason, and Theo Epstein approves of what they’ve been able to do. The former Red Sox general manager has been the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations since 2011, and like he did with the Red Sox, he’s helped turn the team around completely. But he’s still impressed by Boston’s new president Dave Dombrowski. “(The Red...
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein: Cubs Ended Up ‘Distant Third’ In David Price Sweepstakes By $50M

The Chicago Cubs wanted to sign David Price, but they had their limits, and that’s probably a big reason he’s not on the Windy City’s North Side right now. The Cubs have had a busy and productive offseason, but they did lose out on Price, who signed a seven-year deal worth a reported $217 million with the Boston Red Sox. The Cubs were in the mix, though, and many thought Price...
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder parties with Cubs after win

When the Boston Red Sox looked to end their championship drought in 2004, they turned to an unlikely source of inspiration in the form 28-inch-tall Nelson de la Rosa. A dozen years later, former Sox boss Theo Epstein is looking to re-write history with the Chicago Cubs and has brought in his own diminutive good luck charm…Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Eddie Vedder partied...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Did White Sox fan working on Wrigley reno zing the Cubs?

By Jason Rowan A Chicago White Sox fan working on the renovation of Wrigley Field supposedly buried a little keepsake in some concrete as a means to taunt the Chicago Cubs by way of his squad’s most recent World Series triumph. But the Cubbies have gone on record to question the validity of the claim. The legendary ballpark of course is in the midst of a massive $350 million...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Theo Epstein nearly drills mascot with first pitch

By Matt Birch The Chicago Cubs have a new affiliate in South Bend, so team president Theo Epstein was invited to throw out the first pitch before the team’s home opener. The Cubs mascot, Clark, stepped into the batter’s box and awaited Epstein’s pitch. But that wasn’t a very good idea. Epstein clearly didn’t expect the mascot to try to steal his fame, so he decided to...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: New free agent and trade targets

Following the Toronto Blue Jays’ acquisition of three-time All-Star Russell Martin, the Cubs are beginning to find new offseason targets. Martin and the Blue Jays agreed to a backloaded 5-year, $82 million ($16.4 million per year) contract, which would pay the backstop $20 million during his age 34, 35, and 36 seasons. While Martin would have been a great fit on the Cubs’ young...
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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