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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...
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Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein shoots down free agency rumors

Rumors have been swirling around the North Side of Chicago since free agents have been able to sign with teams on November 4. Multiple reports have indicated the Cubs have interests in big-name free agent targets such as Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and Russell Martin. On the afternoon of November 12, speaking to the Comcast SportsNet’s Patrick Mooney, Theo Epstein shot down talks...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Epstein invites MLB to investigate tampering allegations

Major League Baseball launched an investigation into whether Joe Maddon‘s hiring by the Chicago Cubs was preceded by tampering, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.On that same day, Theo Epstein, the Cubs President of Baseball Operations invited the investigation. He believes that there is nothing to hide, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.“We welcome...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein: There was 'no tampering whatsoever' with Joe Maddon

Major League Baseball is currently investigating the possibility that the Chicago Cubs committed a tampering violation while expressing their interest in Joe Maddon. The league is trying to determine whether the Cubs contacted Maddon before he opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Cubs president Theo Epstein, that did not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs free agent targets part two

For Chicago Cubs fans, this should play out to be the most exciting offseason in recent memory. Theo Epstein has money to spend and it seems like he plans to use it. Sports media has made it clear that the Cubs are willing and able to spend big money on a starting pitcher this offseason. After all, the Cubs pitching staff could use some work. Here is the list of pitchers that could...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs to pursue Russell Martin in free agency

            The Chicago Cubs, fresh off of signing manager Joe Maddon to a five-year, $25 million deal, are starting to hone in on their free agent strategy for the winter. Part of the Cubs’ plan, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, is to target catcher Russell Martin. On Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates gave Martin a qualifying offer. Martin is expected...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Joe Maddon's shtick grow old in Chicago?

Joe Maddon’s feet are about to be held to the fire for the first time in his managerial career. Maddon, who was introduced as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, is a long way from St. Petersburg, where the use of merengue bands and penguins to lighten the clubhouse mood is a cute touch. The skipper is tasked with achieving success in a place long known for its playoff...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

If Chicago Cubs Win the 2015 World Series, Who Deserves the Credit – Theo or Joe?

Theo Epstein made it all work in Boston for the Red Sox, and is doing what he said he would do now in Chicago – building a winner. Joe Maddon is already beloved by Chicago Cubs fans, despite the fact that he hasn’t done a damn thing besides buying the media booze. So, if the Chicago Cubs win the 2015 World Series, does Joe Maddon or Theo Epstein deserve the credit? Making the...
Via Sports Mockery
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Maddon to be next Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, reports Jon Heyman of Maddon and the Cubs are on the verge of agreeing to a mega deal, according to people familair with the situation. The contract, once finalized, is expected to make Maddon one of the highest-paid managers in baseball and quite likely the best-paid in the National League. Mike Scioscia’s...
Via Sports-Glory
22 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's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat, Epstein told the players that they are now ready to compete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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