| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon figures to be as entertaining as Ozzie Guillen but without the profanity-laced tirades. The 60-year-old mix of old school and new school, as Cubs president Theo Epstein put it, will have to work some real magic if he's going to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs.
And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Major League Baseball will investigate whether the Cubs tampered with new manager Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays, and Cubs president Theo Epstein says bring it on.
"We welcome the MLB investigation," Epstein said...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:59 PM
PHOENIX — After demolishing the Wrigley Field bleachers, upgrading from coach to first class in the manager's office and declaring themselves postseason-ready in 2015, the Cubs have already made more offseason news than the last three winters...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:28 AM
PHOENIX— The San Francisco Giants won the World Series this year with a rotation that ranked 16th in the majors, beating a Kansas City Royals team whose rotation finished 11th overall.
So why spend over $100 million on a free-agent starter when an...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
PHOENIX — Theo Epstein's moment of truth in Chicago finally has arrived, four years after he blew away the baseball world in Boston with the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez and signing of Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Former slugger Manny Ramirez received rave reviews from many of the Cubs' top prospects as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa and President Theo Epstein said Ramirez has expressed an interest in staying with the organization.
"We'll see," Epstein told...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:04 PM
For the first time since taking over as the Cubs' baseball president three years ago, spending money won't be an issue for Theo Epstein.
The issue will be how wisely Epstein invests in marquee pitching this winter through free agency and trades while...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:44 PM
President Theo Epstein hasn't been shy about the Chicago Cubs' aggressive pursuit of landing as many as two marquee pitchers this winter through free agency and perhaps trades.
But Epstein acknowledged the risks of acquiring pitchers, from the rash of...