Tag Archives: Jed Hoyer

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein leaving without regrets or drama
November 17, 2020

Cubs president Theo Epstein is leaving the team on Friday, and there is a lot of chatter about what nefariousness occurred to cause this change at the top of the franchise’s front office. The answer appears to be that Epstein is leaving because the time has come.  It’s simple as that. Sometimes the most least […]

Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester, and suddenly relevance returns to Wrigley Field
December 10, 2014

by Kent Sterling The rebuild of the Chicago Cubs jumped into hyperdrive just before 2:00 a.m. today when postseason ace Jon Lester decided that six years (with a vesting option for a seventh year) and $155 million was enough to lead the starting rotation for a team expected to slowly mature and contend for a […]

Chicago Cubs – Preparations for a Dismal 2014 Well Under Way
December 17, 2013

by Kent Sterling Through the first 10 weeks of the postseason, the Chicago Cubs have made exactly no strides toward an improved roster for the 2014 campaign. Below is the complete list of transactions as reported by Major League Baseball.  New blood on their way to Chicago include LHP Wesley Wright, catcher George Kottaras, OF […]

Advice for Chicago Cubs Managerial Candidate Dave Martinez – Refuse the Job
October 17, 2013

by Kent Sterling Someone is going to accept the position as manager of the Chicago Cubs because team president Theo Epstein is going to offer enough money to make it difficult to refuse, but that person should know walking through the door that a promising career as a big league manager will end two years […]

Joe Girardi to Yankees for Four More Years; Cubs Continue Search for Sap
October 9, 2013

by Kent Sterling Anyone surprised that Joe Girardi decided to stick with the New York Yankees is a moron.  The only hope the Cubs of had of landing the only decent manager with any interest in the job had was that the Yankees would be so dissatisfied with an 85-win season that they might tell […]

Chicago Cubs – Why Joe Girardi Is Not Coming to Chicago
October 8, 2013

by Kent Sterling Can you imagine a world where a manager like Joe Girardi given a choice between managing the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs?  He can’t either. The delusions of mediocrity that invade the consciousness of Cubs fans every once in awhile, and visions of Girardi in Cubbie blue have provided the […]

As Chicago Cubs Continue Dealing Vets, They Fail in Developing Young Core
August 22, 2013

by Kent Sterling There is some bad mojo going on at Wrigley Field.  Fans and media claim that team president Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are pressing all the right buttons in trading veterans for farm system bulk, and that the youngsters left behind are being tutored to play better at the major league level. […]