The Start of the Epstein Era

Theo Epstein will be formally introduced as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs at an 11:00am CDT press conference … in what is anticipated as being the largest press conference ever held at Wrigley Field.

Epstein officially resigned his post as the GM of the Boston Red Sox last Friday and showed up at Wrigley on Monday to take care of business prior to meeting the media and officially taking his new position.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 is all about Theo Epstein and hearing how he plans on turning the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. into perennial contenders.

Here is a quick update on the latest from the North Side of Chicago …

  • And last but not least … according to a report from the Sun-Times, Mike Quade is expected to travel to Chicago to meet with the new upper management this week, and while sources suggest a decision hasn’t been made on his fate as manager, that may be primarily a matter of waiting until Jed Hoyer is officially in place as GM. Even sources close to Quade don’t expect him to return as manager despite another year left on his contract. As for Ryne Sandberg? Don’t rule out Sandberg managing the Cubs next season according to the Sun-Times … Sandberg could at least end up on the Cubs’ big league coaching staff.

Well, that’s the update … and I’m sticking to it.

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