Post Tagged with: "Theo Epstein"

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo talk during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Matt York)

Value on the Cheap at Wrigley

How can the mid-market Cubs spend money like their big-market counterparts in the Yankees, Dodgers, or Red Sox? Well for starters if you’re the Cubs you’ve been compiling high draft picks for several years now that are under team control for the foreseeable future. The Cubs had the ability to spend like drunken sailors this winter for several reasons; one […]

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Lester Lingering

Lester Lingering

Free agent LHP Jon Lester visited the Cubs today and all signs point to Lester and the northsiders being a ideal fit for one another in an attempt to turn around the Cubs fortunes. Jon Lester has won two world series championships with the Boston Red Sox, and was one of the earliest drafted players by Boston after the Red […]

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Philosophical Cohesiveness

Philosophical Cohesiveness

This afternoon the Chicago Cubs introduced the 54th manager in the team’s history and Joe Maddon without a doubt has already started winning over the press and fan base with his boisterous personality. To get the particulars out of the way, Maddon signed for five-years and $25 million which will make him the Cubs manager through 2019. There are believed […]

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Maddon Fever

Maddon Fever

Ever since Joe Maddon decided to opt out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays the buzz around the Cubs is that they’re the front runners to land one of the best managers in baseball. Maddon managed the Los Angeles Angels for one year in 1999 and left after Mike Scioscia was appointed the next season. Seven years later […]

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Cubs Offseason

Cubs Offseason

Yesterday Cubs President Theo Epstein had his exit press conference for the season; among the things he talked about was his expectations for the 2015 Cubs in which he stated that the team should not only make the postseason, but win the NL Central. The Cubs went 73-89 this season and in order for his team to accomplish what he […]

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Cubs Preview 2014

Cubs Preview 2014

Well it’s about time for us to turn our attention towards the baseball season and the sweet smell of grass and the even sweeter sound of the crack of the bat. We’re about two and a half weeks from opening day – which according to Anheuser-Busch should be recognized as a national holiday – and with it the need to start […]

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MLB Trade Deadline Hyper Active in Chicago – Cleanse By Fire

MLB Trade Deadline Hyper Active in Chicago – Cleanse By Fire

Chicago’s baseball landscape has taken many turns over the last four months of regular season action. On the Southside, the White Sox are on pace to realize one of the worst seasons in 40 years. Their starting pitching has never really gelled, and the offense hasn’t lived up to expectations formed by last year’s performance. At this time last year, […]

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Cubs Can’t Carry Momentum

Cubs Can’t Carry Momentum

AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!! I don’t know why I watch Chicago Cubs baseball but I’m starting to realize it’s for all the wrong reasons. While I don’t need to remind you that I come from Boston, I point to the longstanding tradition that comes with my beloved Red Sox that is knowing that they will inevitably blow whatever shot they have at winning the World Series. But the Cubs […]

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Garza Goes South But Many Return

Garza Goes South But Many Return

In sending Garza to the Texas Rangers yesterday, the Cubs acquired more bats and more RHP.  While reports of the deal are still a little fuzzy, some reports say that as many as five players could come to Chicago. The centerpiece of the deal is Mike Olt, who’s currently the 19th overall prospect according to MLB.com. Olt was the 49th player taken […]

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Cubs’ Playoffs Roadmap

Cubs’ Playoffs Roadmap

As I practice throwing sharpened pencils into the too-low accoustic-tile ceiling in my “office”, my mind wanders into Twilight Zone recesses and I am able, with too little sleep and a little too much caffeine for encouragement, to ponder the possible ways that the Cubs can get into a playoff game.  I recognize the hallucinogenic aspect of this, but it also confirms my belief […]

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