"As the Cubs' draft went on, we were sitting around in our draft room and we could tell what they were doing. We said 'hey, they get it, they're finally getting it'....That got my attention, the attention of a lot of other people in the game." Those words, spoken by Theo Epstein at his introductory news conference in Chicago in October of last year, speak volumes about the … [Read more...] about Plenty of Depth, Lack of Pizzazz Defines Cubs’ Farm System
In a tumultuous off-season for the Chicago Cubs, there have been a slew of players who have found themselves on the outside looking in with the new regime of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer doing some serious housecleaning. Aramis Ramirez has departed to Milwaukee, Carlos Pena won’t be brought back by the club, and Carlos Zambrano, Tyler Colvin, Sean Marshall, and Andrew Cashner … [Read more...] about Big Questions in Cubdom: Should the Cubs Re-sign Kerry Wood?
Today, the Chicago Cubs acquired San Diego Padres first baseman Anthony Rizzo and right-handed pitcher Zach Cates in exchange for one of their own super-prospects, right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na. This move pretty much ends the idea of the Cubs signing Milwaukee Brewers mega-free agent Prince Fielder. … [Read more...] about Cubs Trade Cashner for Padres Super-Prospect Anthony Rizzo
In what historically is a fun event for fans of trades and free agent signings, the Winter Meetings are taking place next week in Dallas, Texas, and GM's of various teams are already starting to talk to the media. Theo Epstein, the Cubs' new President of Baseball Operations, took some time to talk to ESPN.com's Bruce Levine on Thursday, and he had some interesting comments for … [Read more...] about Theo Epstein Talks at Winter Meetings, Reveals Plans for Cubs
On Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs came another step closer towards learning if their super-prospect Andrew Cashner could one day become the next Greg Maddux; or instead find his name in the same bin with guys like: Mike Harkey, Lance Dickson, Mark Prior and Angel Guzman. Or maybe he'll end up somewhere in between. Cashner made his first MLB start, and pitched extremely … [Read more...] about Cashner Offers Cubs Glimpse into Future (and Hope) with First Start