Posts Tagged "theo epstein"


Some guys can’t take a hint

Some guys can’t take a hint


Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Cubs

Less than six months after trading him away, the Cubs have re-signed pitcher Jason Hammel.  This time, Hammel gets a nice raise, a second guaranteed year and a third year option.  I’m sure that’ll help console him next July when he’s packing his shit and leaving again.

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A GM meetings primer

A GM meetings primer


Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in MLB

The MLB general managers meetings are held this week in Arizona.  We know what the winter meetings, held in December are.  But what gets done at the GM meetings?  They’re not just an excuse for 30 overpaid (mostly) white dudes to play golf in the desert, drink beer on the MLB’s dime and try not to catch the clap from any hookers.

Or are they?

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Joe called Ricky

Joe called Ricky


Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in Cubs

True to his word, new Cubs manager Joe Maddon placed a call to former Cubs manager Rick(y) Renteria not long after the press conference to announce Joe’s hiring.

You might think it would be awkward for the old manager to have to talk to the guy who not only replaced him, but basically shoved him out of his job into the street.

You don’t know the half of it.

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Boring is for suckers

Boring is for suckers


Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in Cubs

It took all of about 180 seconds yesterday for Joe Maddon to do two things…get about a tenth of the way through his press conference preamble, and for the world to see his appeal.  If you could just hire any competent manager and hand him the Cubs roster and they’d win, that’d be great.  But over the past 107 years they’d have like four of those, and none of them could pull it off.  It’s going to take somebody who is a great manager, and a little nuts.

Hello, Joe.  We’ve been waiting.

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