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Red Sox Acquire Carpenter From Cubs, Conclude Compensation Talks

It seems like just yesterday Theo Epstein was the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. Then a small event in September happened. Before you knew it he was with the Chicago Cubs, a team which would pay some type of compensation for hiring an executive away while under contract. During the winter visions of […]

Dealing with the Cubs: Thoughts on Matt Garza, Theo Epstein, & Compensation

Spring Training is only getting closer and the Red Sox still find themselves with only 3/5 of a legitimate, albeit injury prone rotation. Nevertheless, Boston seems content riding the course, with low risk (and probably low reward) moves. Does Aaron Cook get you excited? It shouldn’t. Futhermore, the Sox seem unwilling to pony up for […]

The Legacy of Theo Epstein: The Final Verdict

With former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein officially signed with the Chicago Cubs for the forseeable future, and Ben Cherington in charge of the Red Sox, I believe now is the perfect time for a true and fair reflection on Theo’s nine years of service for the tenants of Fenway Park. While several media […]

Theo Epstein Moves to Chicago, Ben Cherington Introduced as Sox GM

At noon on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs held a press conference to introduce Theo Epstein as the President of Baseball Operations for the often-tortured, long-suffering franchise. Three hours later, the Boston Red Sox introduced Ben Cherington as general manager and successor to Epstein. If only for a brief moment, there was a sense of resolution […]

Theo Epstein Takes Out Full-Page Ad in Boston Globe

In a full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday, Theo Epstein thanked fans, players, owners, Ben Cherington, Terry Francona and others for his time in Boston. The Brookline native won two World Series Championships in his 10 years Boston. Check out the ad below:

Done Deal: Theo Epstein Leaves Red Sox and Joins Cubs

Ok, so it isn’t the most shocking news in Boston, but now we can finally say it is official. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs announced Friday night that (former) Red Sox GM, Theo Epstein, will step down as General Manager in Boston to take the job as President of Baseball Operations for the […]

How Can the Red Sox Trade John Lackey?

When the Red Sox signed John Lackey to an $82.5 million contract following the 2009 season, they had their sights set on establishing a trio of aces for the next several years. Lackey would be joining a rotation with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester, giving the Red Sox a team strength in pitching. However, things […]

Report: Theo Epstein Agrees to Deal with Chicago Cubs

UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that Theo Epstein has agreed to a 5-year deal for nearly $20 million. The deal is expected to be finalized later this week. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Chicago’s biggest offseason acquisition could be finalized within the next couple of days as the Cubs are reportedly very close to luring Red Sox GM […]

Theo Epstein Spotted at Chicago Starbucks?

If you choose to believe lifelong Cubs fan Noah Pinzur, then the Red Sox may be in the market for a new general manager as well as a manager. Pinzur said he’s 99.9% sure he saw Theo Epstein at a Starbucks in Chicago on Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Tribune. Epstein, or his look-a-like, was […]

Report: Cubs Ask Red Sox to Speak With Theo Epstein

The Cubs have asked the Red Sox for permission to speak with Theo Epstein about their vacant GM job, according to the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy. There were reportedly meetings at Fenway Park Tuesday afternoon regarding how the team would respond to the Cubs’ request. There are three possible responses, according to the Globe’s Pete […]

Wakefield, Gonzalez Lead Red Sox Over Cubs

While he may be the oldest pitcher in Red Sox history, Tim Wakefield isn’t even half as old as the time span between games for the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park (93 years). Wake took the mound Sunday night for the rubber match of the three game series, which saw the Red Sox pound out […]

Video: Marlon Byrd Hit By Pitch in Face in Cubs-Red Sox Game

In case you missed it Saturday night, Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd was drilled in the face by a pitch from Red Sox righty Alfredo Aceves. Byrd immediately hit the ground clutching his face, but was able to walk off on his own power. He was taken to a Boston hospital for evaluation, and the Cubs […]

Red Sox Give Cubs Rude Welcome Back to Fenway in 15-5 Win

For the first time since Game 6 of the 1918 World Series, the Cubs and Red Sox finally played each other again at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 2-1 nearly 93 years ago in a game that took only 1:46 to complete. In Friday night’s “re-match,” the Red Sox piled up a little more […]

Red Sox, Cubs To Wear Throwback Uniforms On Saturday

The last time the Red Sox faced the Cubs at Fenway Park, on Sept. 11, 1918, the Red Sox won 2-1 to win the World Series four games to two. Carl Mays won his second game of the series in front of only 15,000+ fans. With the Cubs set to return to Fenway Park for […]

N.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The largest division in baseball is brimming with fantasy talent from top to bottom. This division contains the single most dominant player of the past decade, who you will be drafting first overall in any draft. Even though he may overshadow other players, the N.L. Central has a lot of early round talent worth spending […]