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Theo Epstein

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  • College coach: Cubs top pick 'extremely ready'

    PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark. "After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
  • Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz

    Polanco's Pirates promotion prompts Bryant buzz
    PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official. The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
  • Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways

    Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways
    Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs. I have no idea what they were doing winning Рa season-high five games in a row Рbut they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension

    Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension
    With the Cubs hoping to win city approval of the latest revisions to their Wrigley Field renovation plan, business operations President Crane Kenney revealed he has signed a five-year extension through 2019. Kenney's announcement Saturday during an...
  • CBS Radio bets big on Cubs

     CBS Radio bets big on Cubs
    Next year won't be the first time WBBM-AM 780 will be airing Cubs games. The station also carried the Cubs from 1929 to '40, along with several other outlets in town. Talk about good timing. The Cubs were a powerhouse, winning four National League...
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • 'Great' week to be a Chicago baseball fan

    'Great' week to be a Chicago baseball fan
    It's just a tremendous week for sports here in Chicago. Oh, you thought I was talking about the Bulls and Blackhawks playoffs starting this week? No. I'll get to that. This is the week we got to watch how it's done in baseball. The Red Sox visiting...
  • Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball

    Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball
    Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei...
  • Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez

    Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez
    With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball. Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Yankees bring reminders of Cubs' shortcomings

    For kicks Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the Yankees, the Cubs should give out horseshoes and fake hand grenades to the first 20,000 fans to celebrate coming close. Before you scoff, consider the Cubs have tried worse marketing ideas — and...