Tag: Theo Epstein

Joe Maddon and Cubs Agree To Part Ways

Joe Maddon and Cubs Agree To Part Ways
In lieu of a game post today, I’m going to talk about the big (and expected) news announced before the game. Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein mutually agreed that the manager would not return to Chicago in 2020. Joe and Theo got together last night, split a bottle of wine in Theo’s hotel room and... Read more »

Cubs vs Pirates Series Preview: (9/13-9/15)

Cubs vs Pirates Series Preview: (9/13-9/15)
The Cubs had another rough road trip, going 3-5 against San Diego and Milwaukee. Their once comfortable Wild Card lead is now a tie with those same Brewers. Chicago now has to perform well at home if they want to reach the postseason. That challenge begins this weekend as the struggling Pirates come to Wrigley... Read more »

Cubs Complete Furious Deadline Landing Castellanos and Wieck

Cubs Complete Furious Deadline Landing Castellanos and Wieck
The trade deadline came and went with the Cubs only adding Tony Kemp to the beleaguered second place club. After about twenty minutes news rolled in that the Cubs completed three separate deals right at the wire. Cubs OF prospect Jimmy Herron was dealt for international bonus money. The Cubs had spent virtually all of... Read more »
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Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview: (7/26-7/28)

Cubs @ Brewers Series Preview: (7/26-7/28)
The Cubs road issues continued as they lost two of three in San Francisco to the red-hot Giants. The Cardinals, playing nearly as well, are now tied for first with Chicago. The top of the Cubs roster continues to play excellent baseball, it’s the bottom of the roster that remains a sore spot. Theo Epstein... Read more »

Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (7/12-7/14)

Cubs vs Pirates: Series Preview (7/12-7/14)
The four-game baseball hiatus is finally up and the season is ready to resume. The Cubs three All Stars didn’t do much in Cleveland, but that’s not what they get paid for. After an uneven first-half gave Chicago the slimmest of division leads, they have the chance to seize control down the final stretch. Cubs... Read more »

The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby

The Den Podcast - Ep 36: Jared Meets Cookie Monster, Cubs Sloppy, Zobrist's affect, & ASG and HR Derby
Jared joins Myles to talk about his experience meeting Cookie Monster at Wrigley. Plus more on the Cubs struggles defensively and what affect Zobrist could be having. Also, some ASG and HR Derby stuff.
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Cubs Hire Mark Loretta and Bob Tewksbury to Fill Out Coaching Staff

Cubs Hire Mark Loretta and Bob Tewksbury to Fill Out Coaching Staff
The Cubs finalized their coaching staff on Wednesday hiring a new bench coach and mental skills coordinator. Brandon Hyde, bench coach in 2018, took the managerial job with the Baltimore Orioles last month. Darnell McDonald was the first person to hold the job of mental skills coordinator when it was created in 2015. Speculation about... Read more »

Cubs Rumors: Heyward to Giants? Harper Watch

Cubs Rumors: Heyward to Giants? Harper Watch
Hope everyone had a good holiday whatever you celebrate. The Cubs hot stove is starting to show a flicker of heat. At least enough for me to write a new rumor article. The Bryce Harper to Cubs talk refuses to die, despite getting very little oxygen. With that in mind, scenarios to unload Jason Heyward’s... Read more »

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin

Rumors: Nothing "Imminent" For Cubs As Winter Meetings Begin
The time has come, the annual MLB Winter Meetings got underway in Las Vegas on Monday. Four days in which team executives and player agents can meet and start serious negotiations for sought after free-agents. This week is when the hot stove reaches full temperature, so let’s check the rumor mill. Cubs Rumors GM Jed... Read more »
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Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach

Morrow questionable for Opening Day; Cubs finalize coaching staff; Cubs rumor mill remains quiet as Winter Meeting approach
Brandon Morrow Underwent Offseason Elbow Surgery The need to add a bullpen arm has become more acute with word received today that on November 6th oft-injured closer Brandon Morrow underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. Theo Epstein says he expects the hard-throwing right-hander to miss the beginning of the season. Theo Epstein says Brandon Morrow... Read more »