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.
Three years into The Plan, the Cubs have used three top-six draft picks on hitters while trading away 40 percent of their rotation each summer.
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.
MILWAUKEE — Kyle Hendricks spent parts of the last two offseasons at Dartmouth College, finishing his economics degree with a minor in math.