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Trusting Theo

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

The Cubs new President of Baseball Ops was one of the best GMs in the game. Their new GM was one of the best assistants in the game prior to becoming the GM of the Padres. He rebuild the Padres farm system in two years. The Cubs new player development director is also one of the better ones around. I …

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Daily Facepalm 2.1.12

In Facepalm by berselius

Garza arbitration hearing set for Friday Matt Garza's arbitration hearing is set for Friday. The Cubs offered $7.5m and Garza asked for $12.95m. We haven't heard any rumblings about a settlement, but that doesn't mean much given the Cubs reporters' access to this front office. No word from ace Cubs reporter Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe either. Image of …

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More on Theo Epstein compensation

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Nick Cafardo hears from one AL executive that the compensation for Theo Epstein will likely be significant. 10. The Cubs and Red Sox will soon meet with a representative of the Commissioner’s Office or the commissioner himself to discuss the Epstein compensation issue. The best school of thought on this comes from an AL GM who is not associated with …

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Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been busy

In News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs were having a rather quiet offseason until December 23rd when they traded Sean Marshall. In a span of one month they’ve traded Marshall, DJ LeMahieu, Tyler Colvin, Carlos Zambrano, Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Ha. All of them except Ha were on the team’s 40-man roster. A new front office trading current players is nothing new. On July 5, …

Forget Lunch, Kap is Interviewing Theo at Noon Today

In News And Rumors by aisle424

Theo Epstein will be joining Dave Kaplan on WGN Radio for Cubs Corner today at Noon central time. Kap’s tweet: Cubs Corner airs live today at noon on @wgnradio when we are joined by Theo Epstein for a one hour interview on the state of the Cubs. If you aren’t in radio range of WGN, click here for the live …

“You better know who your ninth starter’s going to be”

In News And Rumors by dmick89

I’ve been a bit confused by one of Theo’s comments since taking over as President of Baseball Operations. “We need starting pitching. You can’t take your chances very seriously as a club if you go in to the season without, not just five guys you can point to, but six, seven and eight guys. You better know who your ninth …

Winter Meetings Day 2 Open Thread ***UPDATED***

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Carlos Zambrano is convinced he’ll remain a Cub next year. DALLAS — Carlos Zambrano has told friends that after meeting with Cubs President Theo Epstein a few weeks ago in Chicago, he’s convinced he will be able to remain a Cub in 2012. “All the things he wanted to see gone are now gone,” said one friend, referring to former …

Cubs news and rumors

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Manager MILWAUKEE — The Cubs will meet Wednesday with Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum about their vacant managerial position. Sveum was already scheduled to travel here to meet with the Red Sox about a their manager job. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said there is no favorite among the candidates and no deadline to select one. Hoyer and Theo Epstein, …

When Theo Met Carlos: A Cubs Story [Kindle Edition]

In News And Rumors by dmick89

“We met today at his request,” Epstein said. “It went well. He expressed a strong desire to be a Cub (again) and an even stronger desire to have a strong 2012 season. He’s in great shape. He’s working out twice a day, pitching down in Venezuela. I told him that we’d let him earn his right back to being a …

Theo’s First Mistake

In News And Rumors by andcounting

It’s still really early in the Era of the Super Friends, so the opportunities for Theo and the Wonder Twins to screw up have been minimal so far. Maybe you disagreed with the firing of Quade (you should open your mouth a little wider when you speak). You weren’t alone if you wished Ryne Sandberg would have gotten another shot …