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    Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    This is bad.
    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/b...3&pos=breaking

    The last thing I want is to be in the division with them with somebody competent making the moves.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    this is a good hiring for the cubs payroll will be boosted and now i can see maybe pujols going to the cubs.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    ......but they are still the Cubs.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    How big an icon would Epstein be if he lead both the Red Sox and the Cubs to their first world championship in nealy a century?

    That said, his payroll in Chicago won't be what it was in Boston, and it won't be as easy to cover over some of the bad signings.
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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    Change will happen but it will take a couple of season. No way Albert ends up in Chicago

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Girevik View Post
    How big an icon would Epstein be if he lead both the Red Sox and the Cubs to their first world championship in nealy a century?

    That said, his payroll in Chicago won't be what it was in Boston, and it won't be as easy to cover over some of the bad signings.
    Cubs had $134M payroll in 2009, $144M payroll in '10, and $134M payroll in '11.

    Red Sox had a $122M payroll in 2009, $168M (highest ever) payroll in 2010, $163M payroll in 2011.

    I don't like this move, for the Reds. Competent GM with big payroll in Central Division could be a problem.

    I do like this move in terms of Pujols. I see the Cubs outbidding anything the Cards put out there for AP.
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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    IMO, Fielder is the better purchase for the Cubs. Fielder has more good years left, even though his good years aren't as good as Pujols'. While the Cubs wait for some of their bad contracts to expire, they won't be able to be as competitive. So why not go with the player who will still be good when Soriano is finally off the books.

    But yea, it sucks having Epstein in the division if he has around $140 mil. Anyone think we can pry away Andrew Friedman from the Rays?

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    No chance Albert ends up in Cubs blue, Cards will match anything they offer. Theo is going to need at least 2-3 years just to clean up the mess that is the Chicago Cubs.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    Theo to Cubs, Just another bad contract by the cubs. He'll put together A team full of overpriced egos, with a bad locker room, and a sub .500 record.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    If Theo REALLY wanted to prove he is all that and a bag of chips, he would try getting the Pirates into the World Series.

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    No chance Albert ends up in Cubs blue, Cards will match anything they offer. Theo is going to need at least 2-3 years just to clean up the mess that is the Chicago Cubs.
    Cool. Hopefully the Cubs offer Pujols 8 years at $30M per year. Let's see the Cards match that!
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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    And, if Theo wins in both cities, despite virtually unlimited payrolls, most will declare him a future Hall of Fame executive.

    Tell me, what THEN would keep Bob Howsam from being inducted into the Hall? Was he not the architect of two different World Series winning ball clubs?

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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    I think it will be Prince, he's younger, and a better fit long term. IMHO.
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    Re: Red Sox GM Theo Epstein close to signing on with Cubs

    The Cubs are one of the top 5 wealthiest teams. They have the money, they just don't know how to spend it. Castro will be strong with another year under his belt and if they sign Prince, they could all be back in the hunt again.


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