Andrew Friedman


It doesn’t sound like Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will be handing a blank check to Theo Epstein and his baseball-operations department this winter.


PITTSBURGH – Theo Epstein could be in position to reset the market for baseball executives as the Cubs potentially turn into a monster franchise.


Six months after hiring their star manager, the Cubs have finally been cleared in the Joe Maddon tampering case.


A trip to New York reminded Joe Maddon of the nowhere-to-hide scrutiny that comes with this job. But having no OFF switch must sound ideal to someone who loves the bright lights.


The two men reportedly discussing a deal that could send Alexei Ramirez to the Dodgers have a creative working history.