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Theo Epstein: “You Can’t Rush Young Players”

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

In 2011, Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago. He came with the Boston glow on him and was looked at as one of the top, young front-office people in the game of baseball. Epstein was given a difficult task. It was his job to turn the franchise around and do it with ...

Rebuilding Process Continues for Theo Epstein, Chicago Cubs

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have never been shy about discussing their need to take their time in rebuilding the franchise. The Cubs lost 101 games a year ago, finishing with the second-worst record in all of baseball, but Epstein says fans have relatively patient with him and he ...

Adam Greenberg Relishes His Second Chance in the Majors With the Miami Marlins

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Adam Greenberg is getting a second chance at an opportunity that was ripped away from him in 2005. Greenberg, a member of the Chicago Cubs, was making his major league debut as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of a game against the Florida Marlins in 2005. Unfortunately, Marlins pitcher ...

President Barack Obama Weighs in on the Olympics, Penn State and Tim Tebow in New York

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

President Barack Obama has never been short of opinions when it comes to the world of sports. With the Olympics in session, baseball season in full stride, and football just around the corner, this time is no different. Obama says he disagrees with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant that they could ...

Bud Selig: “When I said there is no appetite for further replay I wasn’t kidding. There’s none.”

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

While there are many things that Bud Selig has done as MLB Commissioner that I don’t agree with -- making an exhibition game count for home-field advantage in the World Series being near or at the top of the list --  the numbers show that the game’s popularity has grown ...

Theo Epstein on Chicago Cubs’ Future: “We are excited about it and we hope we do look at this as a turning point.”

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The Chicago Cubs are one game into the Theo Epstein era, and though the Cubbies failed to get off on the right foot in yesterday's season opener, expectations and enthusiasm is at a fevered pitch in the Windy City. Why? Because Cubs fans are confident they have the right man ...

Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen: If Carlos Zambrano Is The Bull, I’m The Matador

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Ozzie Guillen was managing the team on the other side of Chicago while Carlos Zambrano pitched for the Chicago Cubs, but that doesn't mean he didn't realize the situation. He knows Zambrano personally and predicted he would win 15 games last year because he was passionate and wanted to prove ...

Mike Quade on Theo Epstein: “He’s putting a group of people together that he is near and dear to that he believes in.”

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The first move of the Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer era in Chicago was to hand Mike Quade his walking papers. After a seven hour meeting with the Cubs manager, Epstein decided it would be best for the organization to part ways with Quade and hire a new skipper who he felt ...

Theo Epstein: “When we do win it’s gonna mean more than just a World Series”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Chicago Cubs have made some big splashes in free agency that haven’t amounted to much. This time instead of bringing a player to Chicago, they brought a new President of Baseball Operations to run the show in the Windy City. After yet another disappointing season on the North Side ...

Carlos Zambrano Says That Anger Management Has Changed Him

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

There was a time when Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was one of the better pitchers in the game. While that time has passed, Big Z is still one of the most interesting personalities in the game. His career was really derailed because of his at times uncontrollable temper. Zambrano has ...