Theo Epstein


Should Kyle Schwarber really be the Cubs’ DH in the World Series?

The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber started off his sophomore season the way no player wants to start any season. In the third game of the season at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field, Schwarber tore his ACL and LCL – both imperative ligaments in the knee – in an outfield collision with centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The injury caused him to miss the remainder of the regular season and thus far, the Cubs’ entire playoff run to the World Series. You can watch the injury as it happened back in April below: Yes, it most certainly wasn’t pretty and it was a huge […]

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Chicago Cubs: 5 reasons they will win the 2015 World Series 8

*If you are on my blog’s home page you need to click on the title link and go to the actual post in order to see the slideshow! Sorry still working out some technical kinks! Thanks!!* Will Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon be able to break the Chicago Cubs’ curse? Chicago Cubs’ general manager Theo Epstein is already a curse breaker. He broke the “Curse of the Bambino” when he teamed up with manager Terry Francona to lead the Boston Red Sox to a World Series victory in 2004. Now teamed up with manager Joe Maddon, can they break the […]


Joe Maddon officially announced as Cubs new skipper

Joe Maddon is being announced officially Monday as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. As  you’ve probably heard Maddon has walked a controversial road from opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to becoming the new manager on the Northside of Chicago. After unexpectly learning that he could opt out of his contract with the Rays if the team’s GM Andrew Freidman left the club, Maddon, who had been in talks with the Rays about an extentsion, shocked everyone and left the Rays. Quite soon after, too soon as far as the Rays were concerned,  there […]


Breaking: Joe Maddon will be Cubs manager in 2015

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Joe Maddon will be the new manager of the Chicago Cubs beginning in 2015, so more or less effective immediately. The team has not confirmed the deal, in fact they’ve flat our denied it but according to Heyman sources “familiar with the dealings say that it is certain to be completed in the coming days.” joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 There wasn’t supposed to be an anouncement until Friday, and technically if they are still working on the deal then there […]


Maddon, Minnesota and the search for a managerial match

The Minnesota Twins have been taking their time in replacing Ron Gardenhire, their skipper of the past 13 seasons. While Joe Maddon, who opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday has not missed a step in finding a new club right away or so sources say. The Twins and Maddon have had absolutely no contact, according to Mike Bernadino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. So there doesn’t appear to be a match there. Maddon is looking for a $5 million a year contract which is expensive for a team like the Twins and Maddon […]


Theo Epstein: Chicago Cubs plan to contend in 2015 1

Chicago Cubs’ general manager and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein addressed the a large group of the club’s season ticket holders on Friday at the Oriental Theater in Chicago. “Our goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central,” said Epstein. “It felt good to say that.” It would feel good to say that for the GM of a club that finishes last in the N.L. Central on a fairly regular basis, at least in recent years. It would also feel good to th players, fans, everyone surrounding the team, in fact, because they are all looking for […]