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  • Cubs getting down to business on and off the field

    Cubs getting down to business on and off the field
    MESA, Ariz. — Loud music will be a staple of preworkout stretching. Teaching tools such as a pitching machine that hurls smaller baseballs and 36-ounce bats will be implemented later. But still no Sammy Sosa. Welcome to this spring's Cubs...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs. Moreover, President Theo...
  • Kevin Youkilis joins Cubs as special assistant

    Kevin Youkilis joins Cubs as special assistant
    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has hired one of the key players of his successive run with the Boston Red Sox. Infielder Kevin Youkilis, who played a major role in the Red Sox’s 2004 and 2007 World Series titles, was hired by the Cubs as a...
  • Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons

    Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons
    Cubs President Theo Epstein repeatedly expressed his appreciation Saturday to a patient crowd of Cubs followers. "Hold us accountable," Epstein told a group of more than 1,000 during a discussion at the Cubs Convention. Epstein explained the factors...
  • Decision on Wrigley bleacher construction this weekend

    Decision on Wrigley bleacher construction this weekend
    A decision on the completion of the renovated Wrigley Field bleachers could come as soon as this weekend. The Cubs initially were going to wait until the first weekend in March, when individual tickets go on sale. But President Theo Epstein said a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...