| 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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:18 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:27 AM
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-...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
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...