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Theo Epstein Morning Update: Any Reasons for Concern?

Theo Epstein Morning Update: Any Reasons for Concern?

Yesterday, the Cubs and Red Sox discussed compensation for Theo Epstein, and those talks apparently did not reach a fruitful conclusion.

by October 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Sources: Tom Ricketts Has List of Prospects Being Evaluated for Possible Trade to Boston

Sources: Tom Ricketts Has List of Prospects Being Evaluated for Possible Trade to Boston

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.

by October 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Theo Epstein Will Target Josh Byrnes to Join His Front Office

Rumor: Theo Epstein Will Target Josh Byrnes to Join His Front Office

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.

by October 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: Compensation to Boston Still An Issue

Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: Compensation to Boston Still An Issue

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 is “Out of the Loop” and Probably Out of a Job and Other Bullets

Mike Quade is “Out of the Loop” and Probably Out of a Job and Other Bullets

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.

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cardinals 4 – NLCS, Game 3

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cardinals 4 – NLCS, Game 3

An EBS in October? No, don’t get excited – the Cubs are still not in the playoffs. But some future Cubs might be.

by October 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Already Sound Like a Great Match

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Already Sound Like a Great Match

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.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: The Late Morning Update

Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: The Late Morning Update

The smoke has turned to fire, and the blaze is consuming most of the Cubs-related world. Here’s the latest.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Can We Pretend Things Besides Theo Epstein Matter? and Other Bullets

Can We Pretend Things Besides Theo Epstein Matter? and Other Bullets

Theo is almost certainly on the way, but the show doesn’t stop (it just titters with excitement). The NLCS matchup is painful, Paul Konerko for White Sox manager, Arizona State is your favorite college baseball team, and Chicago is full of female fans.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
A Rundown of All Things Theo Epstein: At Least One Source Says It’s a “Done Deal”

A Rundown of All Things Theo Epstein: At Least One Source Says It’s a “Done Deal”

If you want to know where things stand right now with the Cubs and Theo Epstein after a crazy night of reports and rumors, here’s where to go.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Boston Herald: Theo Epstein “On the Brink” of Joining the Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

Boston Herald: Theo Epstein “On the Brink” of Joining the Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

Sources say a deal could be announced within 24 to 48 hours. (Breathe…) UPDATE: Peter Gammons preaches caution.

by October 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
From the Message Board: Summing Up Every Team’s Regular Season

From the Message Board: Summing Up Every Team’s Regular Season

BN user Dave succinctly sums up the regular season efforts of all 30 MLB teams.

by October 11, 2011 Cubs Humor
Lukewarm Stove: Marlins Interested in Trading for Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Marlins Interested in Trading for Carlos Zambrano

A Miami Herald article suggests the Marlins could be happy with Zambrano, a guy whom the Cubs are desperate to discard.

by October 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Boston Red Sox Not Interviewing Managerial Candidates Until Theo Epstein Situation is Resolved

Report: Boston Red Sox Not Interviewing Managerial Candidates Until Theo Epstein Situation is Resolved

If true, the implications are far-reaching, and positive for those hoping Epstein is coming to Chicago.

by October 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors

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