Archive for October, 2011
Another rundown of where things stand with respect to the Cubs and Theo Epstein. Things are looking good for an early week announcement. Many other bullets, as well.
But should the Cubs get in on the potential ace? The Cardinals make me sigh, Cubs’ prospects make me smile, and the Astros’ sale is as back-and-forth as the Theo Epstein drama.
All rumor caveats apply, but this was too good not to share.
The talks are said to be “business-like” and “civil,” which would be a marked change from reports just two days ago. Brett Jackson is off the table, more Josh Byrnes buzz, and a Ryne Sandberg battle.
Who really holds the leverage in the Theo Epstein compensation discussions, and, if the Red Sox go nuclear, what can the Cubs do about it?
Source says Red Sox are bitter that Theo wants to leave, and are holding him hostage in negotiations with Cubs. Red Sox owner all but confirms Theo’s departure, the Cubs have nice prospects, and Brett Jackson’s foot hurts.
There still isn’t an overt concern that the deal will fall through, but talks could drag into next week. UPDATE: Red Sox Owner all but confirms Theo is gone.
Smashing Pumpkins front man is a die hard Cubs (and Sandberg) fan. Aramis Ramirez wants many years, Carlos Pena digs the (hopeful) new GM, Theo’s grandpa writes about Morocco, and we’re loving on the Ricketts plan.
Yesterday, the Cubs and Red Sox discussed compensation for Theo Epstein, and those talks apparently did not reach a fruitful conclusion.
The process of compensating Boston for Theo Epstein is moving along, and sources say the Cubs are poring over a list of possible trade candidates.
Theo Epstein could be the tip of the ice berg when it comes to the reconstruction of the Chicago Cubs’ front office. Albeit a very large tip.
A rundown of this morning’s relevant Theo Epstein news and rumors. Compensation is still an issue, though it isn’t likely to stop Epstein from coming.
Mike Quade doesn’t know what’s going on with Theo Epstein or his future, but his coaching staff is looking for jobs. The Cubs’ minor league All-Stars are named, the Astros are headed to the AL, and the Mayor will meet with the Cubs.
An EBS in October? No, don’t get excited – the Cubs are still not in the playoffs. But some future Cubs might be.
Tom Ricketts’ long-range plans for the Chicago Cubs and willingness to spend where necessary were big reasons Epstein was willing to come on board.
The smoke has turned to fire, and the blaze is consuming most of the Cubs-related world. Here’s the latest.
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