Archive for October, 2011


Theo Epstein Wisely Suggests He’s Not Itching to Dump Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano

Theo Epstein Wisely Suggests He’s Not Itching to Dump Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Zambrano

Epstein is reserving judgment, but, more importantly, is crafting the right public message.

by October 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
With Epstein in the Fold, Aramis Ramirez May Want to Stick with the Cubs

With Epstein in the Fold, Aramis Ramirez May Want to Stick with the Cubs

Or he may not. It depends. Maybe. Yes, yes, he wants to stay. Or not. No, probably not. The beat goes on.

by October 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Breaking: Randy Bush Let Go (UPDATE: Wittenmyer Says Not So Fast)

Breaking: Randy Bush Let Go (UPDATE: Wittenmyer Says Not So Fast)

He was under contract through 2012, and instead will get severance. UPDATE: Gordon Wittenmyer disputes the report.

by October 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Loves Starlin Castro and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Loves Starlin Castro and Other Bullets

Who wouldn’t love Castro? Carlos Zambrano is pitching in Venezuela, personnel could still be coming from Boston, John Farrell is not coming from Toronto, and Epstein doesn’t want to talk about Ryne Sandberg.

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Are Officially Members of the Chicago Cubs Front Office

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Are Officially Members of the Chicago Cubs Front Office

What’s been expected for a week is now officially official: Theo Epstein has added two trusted aides to his front office staff.

by October 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Hearts Theo: Captions

Tom Hearts Theo: Captions

Your (and my) captions for the epically beautiful depiction of man love from yesterday’s Theo Epstein introductory press conference.

by October 26, 2011 Cubs Humor
What Lies Ahead: The 2011/2012 Chicago Cubs Offseason Roadmap

What Lies Ahead: The 2011/2012 Chicago Cubs Offseason Roadmap

A rough time line of what’s coming up this offseason. Important dates, notes, etc.

by October 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

Report: Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Were Already in Chicago Earlier This Week

Report: Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Were Already in Chicago Earlier This Week

An announcement on the duo is expected shortly after the World Series ends.

Many More Quotes and Thoughts from the Theo Epstein Media Tour

Many More Quotes and Thoughts from the Theo Epstein Media Tour

The introductory press conference wasn’t Theo’s only stop yesterday. He dropped in on a number of other media spots, and here are all of the notable quotes and thoughts.

by October 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Tom Ricketts is Happy: Care to Caption Today’s Glorious Introduction?

Tom Ricketts is Happy: Care to Caption Today’s Glorious Introduction?

Cameras caught Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts expressing the inner joy felt by all Cubs’ fans today.

by October 25, 2011 Cubs Humor
The Theo Epstein Welcome Press Conference

The Theo Epstein Welcome Press Conference

Live coverage (bullet-style) of the press conference introducing the Chicago Cubs’ new President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein.

by October 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

So, About Chicago Cubs President Crane Kenney

So, About Chicago Cubs President Crane Kenney

With Theo Epstein coming in as President of Baseball Operations, what’s to come of Crane Kenney? And why does the media hate him so much? It turns out there are some fair reasons.

by October 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein is Not the Savior and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein is Not the Savior and Other Bullets

Epstein is the best executive the Cubs could get, and that’s enough. The new President is in town and ready for his debut, Mike Quade is expecting to be dumped, a number of managerial candidates are discussed, and Roy Oswalt is a free agent.

by October 25, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors