Articles by: Brett Taylor

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
Lukewarm Stove: The Marlins Might Not Want Carlos Zambrano After All

Lukewarm Stove: The Marlins Might Not Want Carlos Zambrano After All

ESPN’s Buster Olney says Zambrano’s declining performance may be an impediment to the Cubs moving the pitcher to the Marlins.

by October 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs and Red Sox Have Until November 1 to Resolve the Theo Epstein Compensation Question

Cubs and Red Sox Have Until November 1 to Resolve the Theo Epstein Compensation Question

Commissioner Selig says if the two sides don’t have an agreement in place by November 1, he’ll make the decision.

by October 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Press Conference is Tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Wrigley Field

Theo Epstein Press Conference is Tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Wrigley Field

For those itching, like me.

by October 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Ryan Dempster Still Undecided About Returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2012

Ryan Dempster Still Undecided About Returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2012

Deciding about the future of Ryan Dempster may be one of the more difficult decisions facing incoming President of Baseball Ops Theo Epstein and presumed GM Jed Hoyer.

by October 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Should the Cubs Keep Interim GM Randy Bush in the Front Office? and Other Bullets

Should the Cubs Keep Interim GM Randy Bush in the Front Office? and Other Bullets

Bush was out of the loop on the Epstein signing, Albert Pujols is going to get paid, DeMarlo Hale is a managerial candidate, Phil Rogers is a conspiracy nut, and Junior Lake is looking better and better.

Theo Epstein Shows His Class and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Shows His Class and Other Bullets

New Cubs’ President thanks his former organization, he’ll probably be handling his own negotiation discussions, Albert Pujols talks to the media, the Padres’ farm system is rising, and Junior Lake is on fire.

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Are Next: Cubs Have Officially Asked for, and Received, Permission to “Interview” San Diego Duo

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod Are Next: Cubs Have Officially Asked for, and Received, Permission to “Interview” San Diego Duo

Both the ask and the permission were something of a formality at this point.

by October 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors