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  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

    Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories
    Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors. His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
  • Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best

    Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best
    By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon. With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
  • Cubs at ease with new manager Maddon

    Cubs at ease with new manager Maddon
    In order to corral highly coveted manager Joe Maddon, Cubs President Theo Epstein sat in a recreation vehicle — owned by Maddon — for the first time on Oct. 27 in Navarre Beach, Fla. "I underestimated them," Epstein said Monday at a news...
  • Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?

     Cubs won't be boring under Joe Maddon, but will they be winners?
    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...
  • 7 ways Joe Maddon can help the Cubs

    7 ways Joe Maddon can help the Cubs
    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...
  • Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'

    Cubs' Tom Ricketts: 'That's Theo's money'
    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...
  • Theo Epstein welcomes MLB tampering investigation

    Theo Epstein welcomes MLB tampering investigation
    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...
  • Cubs, Theo Epstein ready for busiest offseason in years

     Cubs, Theo Epstein ready for busiest offseason in years
    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...
  • Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen

    Theo Epstein concentrating on upgrading rotation over bullpen
    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...
  • Spotlight on Cubs' Theo Epstein to produce in 2015

    Spotlight on Cubs' Theo Epstein to produce in 2015
    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. Those...