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THEO EPSTEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Who’s Gonna Go? The Cubs Have Too Many Infielders

As Theo Epstein and the rest of the management have said, it’s a good problem, a very good problem, to have a plethora of infielders on the major and minor league rosters. With Javier Baez and Starlin Castro already with the major league Club, prized prospect Addison Russell is waiting for his chance to be called up and be a difference maker. Whether that call up will be to start...
Via Sports Mockery
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Leaves Iowa Cubs On A Positive Note

(Paat Kelly/MiLB.com)Manny Ramriez left the Cubs' AAA affiliate on Friday due to a knee injury—with three games left on the schedule. We can all speculate as to whether this was a convenient 'near-the-end-of-the-season' malady. But, as far as Theo Epstein goes, that type of speculation is a thing of the past. According to Theo, Manny was nothing but a positive influence...
Via FenwayNation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago can add payroll in coming years

The Chicago Cubs have already called up a couple of their future pieces in Javier Baez and Jorge Soler. On the way, they have Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Addison Russell, and more intriguing young talent that is not far from reaching the majors. However, their surplus of position players does not make up for the lack of major league and minor league talent.#168231267 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Far Have the Cubs Come?

So far, Soler . . . so good. It has been almost three years, nearly three hundred losses, and three drafts since the Cubs hired Theo Epstein to save the Cubs from their sins and rescue them from eternal damnation in their permanent subterranean dwelling in the Central Division’s fiery core. And if you think that metaphor is overblown in ridiculous, it was meant to match the expectations...
Via Obstructed View
3 days ago  |  Discuss

When Could the Cubs Compete?

When Theo Epstein came to Chicago in 2011, many realized that the rebuilding plan would consume the 2012, 2013, and likely 2014 campaigns. However many thought 2015 would be the yer the Cubs could start competing, and as we draw nearer to 2015, perhaps we should examine that assertion. Indeed, 2014 has been lost in the name of progress, but with each passing day, the organization...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Were We All Duped by Team Theo?

I have seen several fans talking about the Chicago Cubs lately wondering if Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Tom Ricketts pulled the wool over our eyes. Many fans have been complaining that they bought into “The Plan” and now have egg on their faces. Others have been talking about running out of patience with “Team Theo” as nothing has been accomplished lately and that they are...
Via World Series Dreaming
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 24, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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