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BOOM: Cubs Have Asked for Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

BOOM: Cubs Have Asked for Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

The first official step in the hopeful process of bringing Theo Epstein to the Chicago Cubs.

by October 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Friedman, Beane, Hahn, and Other Candidates Not Named Theo Epstein

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Friedman, Beane, Hahn, and Other Candidates Not Named Theo Epstein

Andrew Friedman may still be an option, Tom Ricketts reportedly has a backup list of up-and-comers, and Billy Beane may have a reason to leave Oakland.

by October 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tipster Says We’ll Probably Know One Way or the Other on Theo Epstein This Week

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tipster Says We’ll Probably Know One Way or the Other on Theo Epstein This Week

The Red Sox will want to make a decision soon, so we may know as soon as this week. Indeed, Red Sox brass may have already met to sketch out a plan if Epstein departs.

by October 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Tom Ricketts Addresses Theo Epstein Rumors, Remains Mostly Mum

Tom Ricketts Addresses Theo Epstein Rumors, Remains Mostly Mum

Yesterday on Fox Business, Ricketts discussed the GM search, the economy, the playoffs, and getting “new leadership on the baseball side.”

by October 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins Might Not Make Sense and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins Might Not Make Sense and Other Bullets

Why would Zambrano agree to deferred salary if he knows the Cubs might release him anyway? Matt Szczur is a top prospect, Ryne Sandberg is a Red Sox managerial candidate, and Aramis Ramirez is nominated for an award.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Source Says There’s a 50/50 Chance Theo Epstein Leaves Boston

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Source Says There’s a 50/50 Chance Theo Epstein Leaves Boston

More rumors coming out of Boston linking Theo Epstein to the Cubs. Be still my fragile heart.

by October 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Report: Cubs Working on Creative Solution to Moving Carlos Zambrano, Marlins Interested

Report: Cubs Working on Creative Solution to Moving Carlos Zambrano, Marlins Interested

New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen wants Zambrano to join him in Miami next year, and the two have already been in contact with one another.

by October 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs May Have to Act Fast on Ryne Sandberg and Other Bullets

Cubs May Have to Act Fast on Ryne Sandberg and Other Bullets

Sandberg may draw interest from other big league teams this Winter, including his own parent club. The Divisional Series are moving along, the Cubs’ org is in flux, Marlon Byrd is crazy in a good way, and Brad Snyder is gone.

by October 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein to the Cubs is “Possible”

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein to the Cubs is “Possible”

A rundown of the quotes and rumors about Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs that have surfaced in the last 24 hours.

by October 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Take the Grain as You Must: Late Night Scuttlebutt Has Theo Epstein Coming to the Cubs

Take the Grain as You Must: Late Night Scuttlebutt Has Theo Epstein Coming to the Cubs

Saturday night ain’t the relaxing time it used to be.

Cubs Might Have Some GM Competition Now and Other Bullets

Cubs Might Have Some GM Competition Now and Other Bullets

The Angels are going to be looking for a new GM now. Orioles, too. Billy Beane is still trying to help the A’s move, Roy Halladay wants to bury the Cardinals, and 10,000 are coming to Wrigley.

by October 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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