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  • 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...
  • Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff

     Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff
    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...
  • Manny Ramirez could stay on Cubs staff

     Manny Ramirez could stay on Cubs staff
    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...
  • Theo Epstein ready to open Cubs pocketbook

    Theo Epstein ready to open Cubs pocketbook
    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...
  • Cubs' Epstein: Jackson signing "a mistake''

    Cubs' Epstein: Jackson signing "a mistake''
    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...
  • Cubs believe Mallee is a keeper

    Cubs believe Mallee is a keeper
    The Chicago Cubs finally can feel good that new hitting coach John Mallee will stay with the organization for the foreseeable future. President Theo Epstein revealed that Mallee, a Chicago native, joined the Cubs' organization two years ago, only to...
  • Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015

     Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015
    Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching. "Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
  • Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?

    Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?
    Show of hands:  Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson? Do you love and hate Edwin Jackson because he’s Edwin Vexing Jackson? I hate Jackson because he stinks and represents an egregious Epstein decision, his first big-...
  • Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects

    Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects
    It's well-established how tough being a Cubs fan can be. You give and give, and they never deliver. But still you hope and hope, praying the next batch of newcomers turns it all around. The Cubs have plenty of talent to excite the fan base, including...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...