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  • Will Theo Epstein perform at Kerry Wood's benefit?

     Will Theo Epstein perform at Kerry Wood's benefit?
    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein joined Plain White T's on stage to cover Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" during the Kerry Wood-hosted Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser in 2012. And if Epstein is up for it, Plain White T's would...
  • Jay Cutler MVP? That's not even the boldest 2015 prediction out there

    Jay Cutler MVP? That's not even the boldest 2015 prediction out there
    Reporters from around the nation expect big things for Chicago as they make some bold calls for the sports world in 2015. Theo Epstein’s Cubs make the playoffs Predicted by: Boston.com "... (Jon) Lester and our old pal Theo Epstein can raise a...
  • Cubs faces volatile TV market

    Cubs faces volatile TV market
    Theo Epstein has mentioned on several occasions that local TV revenue will be a game-changer for the Cubs. The president of baseball operations calls it “a paradigm shift” in keeping up with baseball’s big-money teams. However, with...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings

    Cubs' Jon Lester signing gets everyone's attention at winter meetings
    SAN DIEGO — When I approached Jon Lester at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis five months ago and asked him about the possibility of coming to the Cubs as a free agent, he raised his eyebrows and shouted out for help. "I got my first destination...
  • Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs

    Ryan Dempster recruiting Jon Lester for Cubs
    Before President Theo Epstein was checking his cell phone for text messages between answers, Ryan Dempster revealed his sales pitch to Jon Lester in his new role with the Cubs. “Jon and I have talked about how great it is to play here,” said...
  • Cubs could add some form to their work in progress at winter meetings

    As soon as renovations at Wrigley Field are completed and a new television deal is finalized, the Cubs could be a feared team in free agency instead of losing out on top players such as catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays. "We're not...
  • After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision

    After acquiring catcher Miguel Montero, Cubs await Jon Lester decision
    SAN DIEGO — Theo Epstein is content playing the waiting game as marquee free agent left-hander Jon Lester is on the verge of finalizing a decision that likely will dictate the Cubs’ fortunes for several seasons. "This is his life and his...
  • Is there a football Theo Epstein that can save the Bears?

    Is there a football Theo Epstein that can save the Bears?
    Is there a football Theo Epstein the Bears can find to take control of the roster? -- @ChrisFJensen I don’t know if the Cubs’ rebuilding plan, which featured legitimate tanking, is applicable to the NFL. This is kind of an apples to...
  • Jon Lester validates Cubs' plan

    Jon Lester validates Cubs' plan
    Somebody good finally took the Cubs’ money. Anibal Sanchez didn’t, and the Cubs got stuck with Edwin Jackson. Masahiro Tanaka didn’t, and the Cubs were starting to look like chumps whose purpose was only to drive up the price for good...
  • Cubs must hire Maddon

    Cubs must hire Maddon
    Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract, effective immediately. The Cubs need to hire Maddon, effective immediately. He’s the right guy. The best manager in the game. The best manager for what the Cubs are building because that’s...