The SportsTalk Live panel discusses what Theo Epstein must do to get the Cubs to the World Series, namely finding homegrown talent - 10/23
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Not signing enormous contracts it's finding the right guys. Well well well touch that when they're -- a -- These two teams -- in the World Series now. This is sort of the trend the initial Hussein it's incredibly important. Because Theo Epstein you should just go out blow everybody out the water with the money he admitted it when he was with the Red Sox well. There's no other way really to do but you can develop your own guys they have to be good in the first place so you better get good players you better have an eye for talent in me. This money ball things kind of like. Irrelevant -- what this is just to me it's very disheartening. This -- the two teams who might be the closest to the Cubs -- in it kind of ripple effect you've got that they're you know boy genius Theo Epstein came here. To be the president use to present the Red Sox are 112 World Series you got the Cardinals in the division with the Cubs and their relentless. They are. You were saying -- ball you know Kurdish feud they might be the best organization all professional sports. Think they don't rebuild they reload they don't -- down years they've built through their team that they believe in having gotten great captured that is one of their. That part of the backbone and I wish you the Cubs just like. Nowhere -- this is really good dispiriting to meet the. Think the key is in this this. It adds to his point. Is it is you gotta pick the right players. Okay so. Who -- -- do the job of putting the Cardinals get in the Albert Pujols. -- got a compensation pick me Michael lock correct it was taken after. The Cubs pick that -- -- are more okay so the point being you got to be Smart about we take I'm not saying the Cubs tickets are gonna turn into a player because he could. Our -- walk because it's been one of the stories of the season so far so. -- -- never -- 123. I believe -- -- X 22 teams fast not -- that's fine right at guys like and what was the Cardinals who did it he's been great yeah let's fast forward ten years there may be a guy was picked in nineteen that's the greatest player in the game we don't know. He picked exactly but all -- know is we don't right now that that walker is a really good player and it's helped them get to the World Series that's all -- and I I think the those doing the right thing by bite you know. Buying picks and are putting together picks and Paul and and trying to get as many draft picks is against a great idea but -- -- you know again it's it's it's got to pay off. And that's why I think everyone is so obsessed with these draft picks that they've had the last couple years in the minor league players they have their system because. When you look at Saint Louis and the consistent success that they have it's because they're continuing to draft and develop that the way that they are and I think that. When you look at what the Cubs are trying to do is different for dealing -- disease said -- they could spend over slot in the past they could go get players that's the Yankees used to do too. When there was no penalty being knew that -- I was gonna drop from may be a top. Five pick. Down the end of the first round that they could sign over slot and they can have them in their system would be immediately better. The Cubs need these picks to work out the one thing I'll say though is I don't think that the money ball thing is irrelevant at this point because I still think. They've now that you're looking at international signings and the way that the slot money is distributed in the fact it is a lot more even. You have to find if you're -- organization those guys that might be a little bit undervalued the guys that can give you that edge. Because you can't you don't have the big market advantage they used to so discounting that. Theo -- -- do above all else is the only way they're gonna consistently win here. Well if I -- and I don't see them having an advantage anymore. You know the Red Sox went really bad will feel left when they're right back in the World Series. They didn't go to the bottom mr. oh my god are -- because I've heard that the minor leagues were bad. They weren't bad when he left a believer anyway that last two weeks then next year they were horrible but they also had a clown for manager well OK -- if you -- clones for managers. And some teams don't even have a manager that. Andrew and the Red Sox also rectified a lot of what hailed them from one -- -- thereby making that big trade with the Dodgers are in government they traded away all that salary and Gonzales and Crawford. That was a big deal -- so I mean I think that. That was an example of when Theo was in Boston how a couple of free agent signings ended up hurting that team for us.
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Current Angels first baseman and longtime Cardinal Albert Pujols comments on returning to Wrigley Field to face off with his old division rivals - 7/9
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Friday, Jack Clark called out Albert Pujols for PEDs on his radio show. Now Clark and his co-host have been fired.
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Albert Pujols will face his former team for the first time when the Los Angeles Angels host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
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Cubs manager Dale Sveum was upset with the pitch called on what turned out to be a go-ahead home run by Albert Pujols - 6/5
Over on the diamond both the Cubs and Sox taking AL west team last night the cavs up 32 lead in the eighth. What Albert Pujols crushed a go ahead two run homer off Carlos via the waiver. To give the Angels believe. They win it for just three
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It was just like old times Tuesday night in Anaheim: Albert Pujols belted a go-ahead home run against a Cubs reliever, bringing back memories of the slugger's time with St. Louis.
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The A's take their five-game winning streak to Anaheim to get their first look at Albert Pujols , Josh Hamilton and the Angels.
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