Weekend Update … The Second Week of the Epstein Era

It figures to be another big week for the Chicago Cubs. Jed Hoyer is expected to be introduced as the Cubs new general manager no later than Tuesday. Once the Hoyer announcement is out of the way, the Cubs should turn their attention to Mike Quade and the coaching staff … while dealing with the […]

Rambling With This Newfound Feeling Called Believing

After being reported for two weeks, Theo Epstein was officially named the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations. That was one of the most enjoyable sentences I have ever typed. As he has said multiple times, and as most fans know, it is an uphill battle and a long road and every other clichĂ© or […]

Sustained Success and a Cubs Way

The Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. moved into a new era and in the right direction Tuesday as Theo Epstein was officially named President of Baseball Operations. Tom Ricketts introduced Theo Epstein to the Chicago (and Boston) Media and the Faithful by stating the organization is taking a major step toward creating a culture […]

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 […]

Team Epstein Taking Shape … Hoyer and McLeod Next Up for the Cubs

With Theo Epstein officially taking over as President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, several changes and additions will take place over the coming weeks. The Cubs were granted permission to interview Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod soon after the Epstein announcement was made Friday night. Both are expected to join the Cubs’ front […]

Epstein, Hoyer and the Waiting Game

The daily saga that has become the Theo Epstein compensation negotiations hit more snags on Thursday. By just about all accounts the deal is done and the only thing holding up an official announcement is the medical reports on the minor league players going back to Boston … and the World Series. According to a […]

The Theo Watch Continues …

The Theo Epstein compensation talks continued Monday. After multiple outlets reported the deal would be officially announced prior to the start of the World Series (Wednesday) that no longer appears to be the case. The Cubs and Red Sox have not made much progress and according to the Tribune, Boston has no sense of urgency […]

With Theo Close, Could Sandberg Be Next?

With Tom Ricketts closing in on hiring Theo Epstein to run his baseball team, could Ryne Sandberg soon return to the organization? According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs want to renew ties with Ryne Sandberg. According to the Sun-Times, “sources close to the Cubs, along with those close to Sandberg, have said […]

Rambling on the Last Day of the Cubs Season

As I walked to Wrigley Field in my one-of-a-kind CCO Cubs T-Shirt on April 1st of this year, I knew what to expect. I figured it would be a tough year, but I had no idea how rough it would be. From losing 40 percent of the pitching staff in the first week to having […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 09/27/11

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (70-90) vs. Padres (70-90) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – PETCO Park, San Diego Matt Garza (9-10, 3.35/1.27) vs. Anthony Bass (2-0, 1.66/1.27) Two games remain on the Cubs 2011 schedule … The Cubs will shoot […]