Tag Archives: Theo Epstein

Chicago Cubs – Opportunity lost and a future that might bring banners
October 22, 2015

by Kent Sterling Overmatched and underprepared. That’s the epitaph for the Chicago Cubs the day after one of the weakest showings in the history of postseason baseball. Regurgitating the obvious – anemic offense and defensive ineptitude – serves no purpose.  There was no ‘what if’ moment during the first four-game sweep of the Cubs since Lou […]

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 […]

Dunderheaded Chicago Cubs continue to confound with signing of Manny Ramirez
May 27, 2014

by Kent Sterling For a bad team on track to lose nearly 100 games for the fourth season in a row, the Chicago Cubs sure don’t mind inviting criticism in new and creative ways. Cubs president Theo Epstein announced the signing of 41-year old former major leaguer Manny Ramirez to a minor league contract as […]

Chicago Cubs idiocy extends to painting iconic marquee green
May 15, 2014

by Kent Sterling Wrigley Field is baseball’s inflatable sex toy.  Squint and it looks good enough, but there is nothing inside to compel interest. When the Oakland A’s grew mustaches in the early 1970s, it was cool because they were the best team in baseball.  When the Boston Red Sox grew beards last season, it […]

Chicago Cubs – Bidding for Masahiro Tanaka Has Nothing to Do with Winning
December 27, 2013

by Kent Sterling The Chicago Cubs will pledge to write a $20-million check to be eligible to bid for Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who was an astonishing 24-0 last season for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Teams with truly deep pockets will engage in the serious bidding while the Cubs will play the game at which they […]

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 […]