As the Cubs zeroed in on the Boston Red Sox general manager, and the Theo Epstein negotiations began to unfold, an insider put it this way: Once you go down this road, there’s no turning back.
On paper, it looks like the Cubs could have their starting outfield set for 2015. But that doesn't mean Theo Epstein's front office will stop looking for upgrades.
The Cubs can’t clone the 2004 Boston Red Sox, even if Manny Ramirez becomes Bill Mueller’s assistant hitting coach.
The youth movement was on full display for the Cubs this season.
Theo Epstein’s on the clock. Not in the sense of feeling any real heat from ownership, Cubs fans or the Chicago media.