Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein sat in the booth yesterday during the bottom of the fifth inning with Len and JD, and it was a fascinating listen, as it always is. Rarely does Epstein drop in some sweeping pronouncement or say something completely unexpected. Instead, there are subtle nuances about the game, from the front office perspective, that you pick up in listening to him, and sometimes it’s simply the tone with which he addresses the final spots on the roster or the makeup of the bullpen.
You can watch and listen to Epstein’s appearance below. Note that he emphasizes that the roster will change throughout the year, and, for example, even if the Cubs start with eight relievers, they could drop down to seven at some point thereafter.
Anyway, it’s a really good watch. Check it out: