Tag Archives: Theo Epstein

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 […]

Epstein finally moves on – Cubs non-tender Addison Russell
December 2, 2019

The Chicago Cubs announced tonight they are not tendering middle infielder Addison Russell a contract for the 2020 season.  That’s good news for Cubs fans who didn’t want to be conflicted about cheering for a player who beat and terrorized his wife. Russell was terrible offensively in 2019 (.237/.308/.391) and continued his defensive regression, so even […]

Cubs eliminated – Dispassionate analysis is unworthy of Cubs fans; get pissed, stay pissed!
September 26, 2019

The Chicago Cubs lost their eighth consecutive game last night, and were mathematically eliminated from the postseason for the first time since 2014. That’s the what.  But fans want to know why it happened, and more importantly how this doesn’t happen again to their team. Why did Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana, Cole Hamels, and […]

Cubs need to stand pat at the trade deadline, then get busy in the offseason
July 29, 2019

The Cubs have a decision.  Exercise patience, hoping the team magically finds the exuberance that made them so much fun to watch from 2015 to 2017, or sell some parts to restock a depleted farm system. The trade deadline is two days away and president Theo Epstein could try to find a piece of two […]

Cubs send Addison Russell to Iowa because talent without discipline will always fail
July 25, 2019

People who make bad decisions – or exhibit a lack of behavioral control – in one area will likely make them in others. Such is the case with Cubs second baseman Addison Russell, who was accused in social media posts by his ex-wife of general idiocy that included physical abuse and emotional terror.  Russell was suspended […]

Theo Epstein makes a mistake everyday Addison Russell is employed by the Chicago Cubs
April 30, 2019

Addison Russell terrorized at least two women, and so he was suspended for 40 games.  That suspension will end later this week, and he will be eligible to return to the Chicago Cubs. Fans are split on Russell’s return.  Some want him to be welcomed back because “everyone deserves a second chance.”  Others believe that […]