23 Burst results for "Theo Epstein"
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Because i'm not sure you would have had time northern clinician nor the interest to take forty five minutes of your day. But i did. I recruited rainman seen with theo and trying to decide whether he wanted to spend a year playing in the sandbox with his children. And give up ten million dollars or run the mets and get an ownership piece under steve. Khan i appreciate the set of. Because i do want to ask you about the but i have one last question before we get there. What exactly is the nature of jeeter's contract. Because i think the end game here for derek. Jeter is always be a principal owner. What outs it does he have. He's not going to lose any money on this endeavor because he's he's an owner entitle really because he's he's paying himself salary which covers his investment in the franchise. What can you tell us about his future. With this franchise. This is year four coming up so he's got two years left on his deal. He is a five year. Deal to be the operator of the team and the question is will the board. Its own by by bruce sherman and then he's got a bunch of corners they have aboard. Are they satisfied with the direction of the team. Because the reason why jeter was in this position. Because bruce sherman simply just loved him literally genuflected at his general direction. Gave them a blank check. Do whatever you want didn't question. Anything wasn't involved nothing but the breast of the board when they get letters saying hey you gotta put more money in a. We gotta put more money in. Hey there's no naming rights. Hey there's no tv deal hey gotten. We're in trouble here The question is will they re signed jeeter and will he want to keep doing this job. It's not a particularly cushy job what jeeter does right. Running team is not all that fun. It's way more fun to own the team outright and then not have to come into the others run it have others do the bullshit the dirty stuff exactly so i just don't think i don't know if jeter's gonna wanna do it and by the way here's how the exit will go will not be that the board fires jeeter. It will not be the the pr of it will be very simple. Be jeeter looking at the camera insane. I want to spend more time with my family. I've got young kids. I wanna step aside but that narrative won't be true all right so i appreciate you getting that out of the way now. Let's talk about theo. Theo surprising to some not not to those that. Follow your good friend. Jeff passan Said this wasn't at all surprised the stepping down from his role with the chicago cubs. A lotta people. Sort of linking him to the mets Some people theorizing that he may actually indeed take a year off your spin. He's not gonna take a year off. I don't give up ten million dollars salary just because you're tired grumpy This was all planned all calculated. Theo epstein made a decision to leave the cubs that was completely premeditated. He's not going to leave ten million dollars on the table without a plan. And when steve cohen finished the transaction with the mets i. It became obvious that theo needed to get into the free agent. Game and ricketts family owner of the cubs were happy to get his salary off the books and bring up jed hoyer to do the job. No problem feo was happy to be a free agent quote unquote and whether he signs with the mets officially or not for this season so we can claim. I didn't lie. And i did take the year off. He will be intimately involved with. Wow so you're saying that ain't family. This is baseball and business. He saw that. There's a big. There's a out there who came in as a swing in dick and he's like i'm. I'm giving the good press conference and now all of a sudden. Theo saw that. And he's like i gotta get into free agency because if that guy's bidding with others. I'm going to get my salary up. It's cold it's not just salary. He wants ownership and then he wants to be after that commissioner like he's got a full plan in his life and he can't keep being with the cubs try worrying about hobby byas and kyle schwab already won the world series with the cubs. He could go to another team. Like the mets and have the trifecta and going to hall of fame as an executive mission. I hadn't heard that. Have you heard that mike no. I wanted to seize on mission. Finishes say he wants to be commissioner. Now one of the one of the rules is very simple. If you ever wanna be commissioner of baseball you do not let it be known to anybody that you have aspirations to be the commissioner baseball. You just don't do it. Well how. Because because i am excellent question mike good. That's right don't want anybody know. How does david samson now. There is no one who is on the inside of baseball who does not feel the same way except for the fact that no one talks about it publicly when you are around theo when you are around theo. It is just sort of one of those things. there's a bunch of executives in baseball who have said and have made it clear. The reason people sometimes do not survive baseball. Is that the commissioner says. Wow you wanna be commissioner seal. Later you're out of baseball. So if you take a look at executives who have left many of them have left because their path to commissionership has been snipped like a nine day old jewish young. Boy i would put Theo epstein as commissioner. Right now i would put i if i'm if i'm baseball. I don't know how that i don't know who would hire somebody to replace manfred or how that would work. But i would take him on as commissioner right now then. Would he do that though it pays. It would pay less than what he gets first of all pays less. That's funny powers. More and the powers and aphrodisiac in that position. But the fact is that if he could do a coup remember. How fay vincent used to be the commissioner of baseball. They've vincent got disappeared because the owners said. We don't want to be commissioner anymore. So they got together. Made bud ceiling the interim commissioner one of their owners so you can do a coup but you need twenty-three votes to do a cook. There are not twenty-three owners who had remove rob and install anybody. Forget theo anybody feels best. Chances to get an ownership piece. That's logical next. Step not to be commissioner. Become an a part owner of team get a world series with that team and then ten years from now. Start worrying about the next. It's interesting because you could absolutely see a path to it. It's harder to fire a an owner than it is a gm. The o- obscene is not one of these interchangeable parts that can just be replaced. And you're out of baseball. There's always going to be an owner. That wants to chase a title and it's going to bring in the best ever. Theo is rick pitino. Or larry brown is how he looked at within baseball. A mercenary i. That's that's a word that's it that's it. I that is such a pejorative connotation. I don't use that word for that. But that's what i think of. When i think of when i think of patino and larry brown I think of guys who are nomadic for a variety of different reasons. One of them can be impatient but their name. You hire if you want to immediately polish your stuff. So he's a pr mercenary. If you see. I would give the away more credit than that theo. Someone you hire when you want to win a world series and you promised your fans you're gonna win one within three to five years. But you know theo's not going to be there for five to ten years that fits exactly one major league baseball. The mets pay him. Do you imagine the meds. Because if he gives that press conference. I wonder if there's a direct correlation between feel watching that press conference and saying hey get my ass out of here like right now because i got an owner right here who would absolutely want to make the splash of hiring me for fifteen million dollars david. Now you're off dan. He knew this before. No one learned anything during the press. Conference of steve cohen. Except the fans. M- everyone knew. What steve steve. Cohen had made it clear throughout the process of buying the team that he was interested in a gm or president. Baseball ops like theo it was. This was not a secret within the industry by any stretch. Does theo press conferences. Saying oh my god. I've got the best. I like my way better. I like my way. I my way better resign right now. Look at the press conference. I'm resigning now. That's not how it actually works. In real life think he follows the jeeter template of have ownership percentage..
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"The david samson show david historic weekend. Not just for the miami marlins but for the sport of baseball there has named his michael hill replacement. And it's coming the first the first female. Gm of a major league baseball club and professional sports franchise here in the united states. Your takeaway from kim yang being named gm. I've had the worst struggle this week because the people at cbs. Were insistent that i that i talk about this because of my past with the marlins and so i did. I spent a lot of time. Nothing personal talking about it. And i came super close to explaining what really happened but i haven't gone all the way. Well this is the place to do it Because i can imagine you're conundrum right. This is being universally applauded This entire move. But i thought of fairly immediately. Because you've sort of been boxton anything that you say that questions whether or not this is a power position. He's literally rolling up. His sleeves rolled his rolling up his sleeves on a paint dress shirt. Because he's ready to give away the goods So explain this to us because it's hard for you to be in a position where you don't sound embittered or whatever or ax to grind if you have anything that questions of decision. That's being universally applauded across baseball sports and really of sports everywhere. So let's talk about the macro point here. The marlins made a great pr higher. That's the bottom line. And i'm really happy for kim. If she knows what she got herself into. I'm which she doesn't. I'm really happy for baseball. Because they get to use the narrative that there's now women gm and for people in the regular worlds like the national tv shows and the clintons chelsea clinton and everybody else get to say. Oh my god progress. I just wanted. Please understand one thing. And i don't normally caveat on this show. This is not about me saying that women should not be in a position of power in baseball because they should. This is not me saying that. I'm upset that woman was hired. Because i'm not. I think it's great. It's me trying to explain to your listeners. Something that they're not gonna get anywhere else. And i don't give a shit i'm going to say it. The higher by derek jeter was straight i wash bottom line and i'm if kim knows going in that i'm okay but if she was somehow bamboozled into thinking that she's going to have the power to actually be a baseball decision maker for a major league baseball team. She's just not. That team is run by derek. Jeter and gary denver. Oh period hard stop. Kim is really good administratively and can't do it and jeeter can't do it and this is not being bitter. This is a fact. This is what my kill. Did they fire a black guy and they bring in a woman and that makes baseball happy. It makes bruce sherman happy because he needs things from baseball like revenue sharing in two thousand and twenty one. Going forward lots of it. So there's a lot of layers to this onion that no one's ever willing to discuss dan and mike and why not tell your listeners. The truth well. We're going to discuss it here because that is something that people aren't gonna hear else and i would say it's probably going to end up being controversial just because you're not hearing any one question or ask any hard questions about this. Now she is credential okay. She has the resume to merit that position. But when you say it's eyewash And when you say if she knows what she has gotten herself into your uniquely qualified to know not just because you've worked in that job But my kill. What is a close friend of yours. So you know the job he just got out of so explain to us what she's gotten into. So if you have if your general manager several types of general managers out there these in baseball you know. There's president of baseball operations and general managers. Theo epstein is an example with the president of baseball operations. Jed hauer was his gm. And now theo's out jet has been promoted. What a president baseball operations does is lead scouting leads player. Development leads pro scouting leads international and leads. The major league team works closely with the owner informing the owner. Here's where a roster is. Here's what we're thinking about doing. In terms of call ups in terms of the draft in terms of where certain players are going to be at what level of the minor leagues here. The traits that were thinking to get to the payroll that you mr owner or mrs owner have given us on top of that. There's running the baseball business. That's a huge budget side of a company. That is the job of what you and everybody else says. Oh you're the gm that's what you do. But with the marlins that's not the case with the marlins gary denver oh is in charge of where every minor league player place. Gary dumbo is in charge of all of scouting all of pro scouting all of development and doesn't answer to the gm period. No matter what they tell you. Gary denver works directly with jeeter. What gary denver can't do is the business side of it. Which kim is incredibly qualified to do now. Kim was major league baseball for since two thousand eleven. Having her out of major league. Baseball central office is very good for baseball. Because what it means is that they have gotten a woman or any person of color comes into this category and when you are a woman or person of color in baseball there is a study. That's done for central baseball. That is a.
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Someone is hit us up on the dr pepper twitter feed at underscore the swindler on twitter. Says i see why dan did that. Insanely boring segment. He will never get off that hill. He has died on. Say with me. Dan josh allen is good have an already said that i i already said he's about having these little creative clever ways to point out that maybe he's not as good as we think he is. That's all i was doing a segment about a turnover worthy plays and the measurements. And if we're going to make all of these. Theo epstein's these leaders who can build cultures wherever they go because they're better at evaluating the possibilities of the future for athletes. If we're gonna do that with these guys then. I think we should know something as fans and customers about the metrics being used and the measurements being used. Like if if you have the ability to be a smarter fan than you've ever been before and that's where we are in twenty twenty. You could choose not to be that you can make fun of people who treat their sports that way. But it's always going to be interesting to me but to the guy's point on twitter if you did four quarterbacks if josh allen was fifth would you have done five quarter i honest to god on that one. I understand that you guys think that. I want to go after josh allen. Even though he's had some bad games here recently. And i haven't said anything about him. But i was more interested in the fact that carson wentz is six turnover worse than what i believe to be the most reckless quarterback in the sport. Okay billy's got some opinions here before we got Before we get to ricky williams. And i think he just. I don't know what his opinion is on your beard. I just know that he's had Had some observations about your beard. Stugotz is stopped. Caring a long time ago. He's got beards in his ear. I do Because he just. He just stopped caring about the way that he looks. This is a playoff appear by the way okay. I promised by lacrosse team. Their undefeated we have one tournament laughed and promised them not shave it until the season's over so with that said billy go ahead. I have been fawning over stugatz his beard the last two days. Now we see him every day on zoom. But it's not like an hd camera. I don't know how everyone else sees got. Riches looks like it's normal stubble right yesterday. He recorded something for me on his iphone and set me the video and i was blown away by how long his beard actually is. It doesn't look that long over zoom on this video that he sent me. It looks absolutely incredible. I don't know why he hasn't had his beard longer. It looks like he's tim allen transforming into the santa claus. But it's such a good look. It looks great. And when he saying playoff beard. That's what it is. Now it's girls cross amateur whatever fifteen year old playoff. It's it's a strange thing to be having a playoff beard for. It looks incredible. Thank you eliza. My wife hates it but everyone else in my in. My life loves it now. Perhaps i should be more concerned about what she thinks. That everyone else in my life. But i'm not while you're not doing anything in the way of grooming it right. You don't have any beard experience. You're basically just letting it grow. Unruly it is climbing very high. Where wolf theun up on your face because it's covered your cheeks like you're not shaping and sculpting that thing but the hair goes all the way up to like my eyes remember what time i had a cut under my eye from shaving because that's how high the hair gusts right under my i But my taught me a lesson about just trimming some of that stuff off the top of my cheeks and really at the bottom of my neck. You gave me that lesson and so i feel like it looks a little cleaner than it did. In weeks past perhaps but well. It looks like you've had a bit of a radioactive with with the way just how quickly it is. Charged your the colors charred quickly. i did not realize and correct me if i'm wrong. I know that he's been playing the mischievous You know eleven year old around here for a long time. But i did not realize that stu gods had that much world weariness in a built into his graying hair. Yeah he's aged a little bit during the pandemic. But i mean who hasn't right. This is what clooney's beard would look like right. Yes exactly Yeah many are saying this because when is your season over this weekend after this week and yeah okay no it is. It's a door. Don't believe me because there's going to be another lacrosse mitzvah here in three weeks. Nobody believes you and by the way during the break. I saw it happened. Stu gods has indeed started a negative test company. He he sell you a negative virus on a street. Corner ricky williams..
"theo epstein" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"A nutshell he always under promised over delivered as you take a look at what the was able to bring to. The chicago cubs just a world series title in two thousand sixteen. He was a great executive but even more importantly he's a great person. Yeah he's a pretty good guitar player to have had the chance to to be on stage and backstage with him a few times. And maybe the smartest person i've ever been around as we said earlier in the show. I think there's a lot of self awareness there and you know i'm just thinking about when he got hired because you know it's all about me right so often you say you don't quite appreciate something great until it's gone. I think i speak for a lot of cubs fans. I think they knew. And theo god here just how special an executive he was. He said he wanted to win. The world series within five years. He accomplished that goal. Bruce said earlier in the show he will be in the hall of fame. There's no question about it. And he'll go down as one of the great executives in the history of the sport. He's forty six years old guys. He's got a few more chapters to right and as a bystander. I'm very curious to see what he has in store next. The intensity and tenacity of theo epstein is something. I'll always remember because he was aggressive from day. One all the way through today when he resigned as president of the chicago cubs effective november twentieth. And that he'll bring with him everywhere. He goes whether it's in politics whether it's sports whether it's lessons to his children whether conversations with his wife he is totally in the moment and always has been and that i think is gonna be the challenge for the organisation. Moving forward is to have that still that type of feeling that you know. Winning is great. Winning is what we do once we win. The next thing we need to do is win again and that is something that i think maybe missed but i know that jed hoyer and the people up behind are going to pick that ball up and try to run with it. That's their challenge. Because nobody has done that. Better than theo epstein. Both in boston and here. Well like len said selfishly. I've been lucky enough to be able to work alongside. Theo in some capacity when i was in boston and now with the chicago cubs what he's been able to do for both franchises to be able to pretty much exercise. Both of those curses and get rid of those demons and keep them at arm's length and make the chicago cubs as well as the boston. Red sox perennial winners. Will that certainly a feather in his cap. And when you look at jed hoyer he's been with the cubs since twenty eleven. He's an expert in his field. So when it comes to expectation surrounding jed we hope to see for well typically when you have a successor like this. It would be an assistant who had never run an organization. This will actually be the third baseball department. Jed hoyer has run. Remember at one time when theo had stepped aside in boston for that. One off season and ben sherrington where the coat general manager at the.
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"And finally scotland votes the shortest commercial flight in the world. The flight goes between two islands in orkney scotland and just forty seven seconds speaking of being oddly proud of lasting just forty seven seconds. Stupak a cigarette the sandwich tacking on an extra twenty jeff. Passan with us on. Espn radio always enjoy his expertise and his professionalism. I can you please tell us jeff. Thank you for being on with us. The level of surprise. At what happened with theo epstein and That's say the level of surprised actually last thirty seconds. What would be your guest passing. What would be your guests over under. Where would you put to get. Even betting on stu gods over or under what on stugatz sensual escapades. I would. i'm not a bookmaker. Mind you but i'm taking way under on thirty seven seconds. Oh wow i'm definitely below them and does align all right very good Hasn't were you. Were you surprised. Nah no This has been telegraphed for a while. Now in not just by the oh epstein telling friends and and other confidants that you know this is gonna be the end of the road here coming up. But he has always said and i think a bill walsh. Maybe is the one who who originally said this that. There's a shelf life on staying in a particular place. And and i think he i think he thinks it applies not just sports but pretty much everywhere. Once you reach ten years they potentially start getting stale. And maybe you don't have the passion that you wanted. Maybe the excitement of the job isn't there a and especially. I think that goes if you've accomplished the things that you've wanted to. And despite the fact that the cubs with this extremely talented roster that they had won only one championship went. Theo epstein was there. They want a championship and that was something that they hadn't done in the previous century. So i i think him. leaving was was not surprising and It's just a question at this point. Where's he going to end up and as much as that. When is he going to do it. Is he actually going to be the executive. Who says i'm gonna take a year off to spend some time with my family and do things that i want to do and not end up in another job. Two weeks out of the well. Do you think what's next form. Obscene is somebody who is always looking for a challenge and and there's no question right now that the challenge of the new york mess is a big one I just. I don't know maybe i'm naive in thinking that he actually is gonna step away for a year. Because i think when you're in a job like president of baseball operations there like general man you know whatever that type of job is when you're in it and you're someone who is devoting all of that time and energy. Sometimes you just got to recharge your batteries and obscene is not like this this baseball You know there's this crazy baseball person who needs to sleep in his office and and eats breathes and lives baseball. He's got other interests and you know he's interested in politics and he's interested in music and he's interested in his children and he. He's a well rounded person and getting away for a year may not be a bad thing for him i think he's also and he spoke spoke to this yesterday. I think he's also interested in how baseball is not fun. Sometimes and i don't mean that like bat flipping or excitement. No the game is just boring a lot of times these days and he took some culpability of that saying that you know guys of my ilk who have been running teams have been so focused on trying to squeeze every last bit of value out of players and out of situations that the game has. It's gotten out of balance there too many strikeouts. You know theo. Os was the guy Really the driving force early on Behind the three batter minimum. Because he thought what are we doing just shuttling in relievers in and out slows the pace down the gay just things right now sometimes and so i think if he can work with commissioners office if he can work with the players if he can be some kind of conduit between the two of them so that they can actually get something accomplished and fix baseball a little bit. then he'd be doing a lot better for the game that he would be inside of a front office. The best three baseball architects ever. According to jeff passan history's greatest team. Builders go head and from the bottom up. I wanna see where theo epstein landseer if he lands somewhere for jeff passan number three according to jeff passan is. Oh my goodness. I know number one is a very good all.
"theo epstein" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"Would you rather have had the cubs win thirteen to one and maybe score seven in the first inning and put your feet up a crack open a beverage and everything is good or to have it play out exactly the way it did for me. I would not take it back. I think it was perfectly poetic. You can write a book about that night alone. I'm guessing you wouldn't have said this necessarily in the eighth inning. But can you say now that played out exactly the way it should have. Yes i would not have said that. Took me a while to overcome everything. We all went through that night. But absolutely because i think we all can rely on that night in some form or another Understanding that even when things look like they're falling apart there's still there's still Some hope if you If you've put in the work And you're prepared and you're connected. I'll never forget to me. The most memorable part of that night was during the rain. Delay running down to the clubhouse because had to meet with the commissioner with the indians about the rain situation and getting a glimpse of our players altogether connected in the weight room instead of sitting out their lockers as individuals. They came together as a group because they had put the work in the bond and connect and they knew they needed to be there for each other. When they're out there moment of greatest vulnerability and they were. They picked each other up. They cried together. They support each other and they they talked about going out and winning that game for one another and they took the field without kennesaw solidarity and determination and like seventeen months later. they Got the single the tag up and and the double to to give us a lead and ultimately win the world series so That's something. I'll never forget that when when things look really really bleak not to focus on what is what is seemingly being taken away from you but instead to rely on the people who are important in your life the connections that you have and Face that adversity together. And when you do that it's amazing what you can overcome the. Oh thanks so much for the time first. Foremost for meteo. Thanks so much for the memories. Appreciate it thank you guys. Look forward to seeing you at the ballpark. Thanks once again to theo epstein for taking time out of his busy schedules a successful ron for the cubs under theo epstein. We all remember two thousand sixteen. That was the first world series title for the franchise since nineteen o eight bringing that one hundred eight year curse to a close the the actually also oversaw five postseason teams including three. That went on to win the division. The national league. Central some bruce. We just gave the rundown of all theo's accomplishments during his nine years on the north side..
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Whether josh rosen cares enough about football to be great at football or how you take. What looks like a high school or collegiate athleticism and figure out how to extrapolate into whether or not that will have success. But if indeed that isn't ability and that ability is in the margins. Theo epstein you can make the argument. Has it more than anybody. And so if you if you are fighting other teams competitive competitively for the fighting for the finding of talent Theo epstein also has all the money in the world. And so if you go from chicago from boston chicago if you say you see this mets ownership and i don't know is that who he's being linked to. The mets owner came out and demand. He won the press conference by saying all the things that arrogant new york loves to hear. I'm here spent. I'll be disappointed if we don't win. In three to five years. And then the first order of business is Theo epstein resigns from the chicago cubs. Because he wants to go do it at a third place because the mets even with a couple of titles. The mets are loveable laughing stock that gets storage safely. They're losers even though they have on their resume. One of the greatest sports miracles that we remember. I've just making the connection of you know he the cubs. The mets have a new owner. They're looking to round out that ownership group and he would be the perfect guy to have their ad. So i'm making a leap by no idea. But i would assume the mets are one of the teams would consider we will talk to jeff passan and find out what's going on with theo epstein. Thank you tony anthony. Edwards is the process. They he's got a bunch of questions around him. I don't know if it's true or not. Because i'm confused by the internet all the time i don't know if jimmy butlers actually dating selena gomez or if the internet trick me i don't know if it's true that anthony edwards is in a position where he is bringing his own food to benny hana's but it is said that he has been. I would like to have that verified. It would like for someone to verify for me whether the prospect anthony edwards thought that that was just a personal botchy. Plays that you bring your own stuff too and you just throw some shrimp at the chef and tell them to make it for you because it is something that has been reported about anthony edwards but it might be the internet just fully in the same way. Did with kawhi leonard..
"theo epstein" Discussed on Cubs Weekly Podcast
"You luck. The cubs a little bit stronger at or better at leaving this job on the twenty. I appreciate you meant you. Bring up that issue competitiveness. Some s really important in this game. That's what i love about. Baseball is the togetherness the fact that everything we do it's not as an individual. It's as a collaboration with the whole front office the entire organization. And then the competitiveness the fact that we get daily referendum on how. Well we're doing in the standings so we did accomplish. Our goals are to to build a foundation for sustained. Success would get us in the playoffs on a regular basis. You we've been in the postseason five of the last six years and then the other goal together and overtime to to build a team that went to world championship. I've obviously we've done that but yet you know looking back things. I wish had gone differently. Clearly i wish that we would have performed. Better down the stretch in the postseason. The last the last three seasons. I thought it was a calling card for group to really play play well and dominate when our backs were against the wall. We did it in fifteen sixteen seventeen to a large extent and then that hasn't been the case the last three years so we have to own that too and i wish i had done a better job putting us in a position where we could have played our best baseball in october. The oh congratulations It's a bittersweet day. But i'm very happy for you professionally and personally and Just thanks for nine years. I know it's all about winning and losing and you know when you win. it's great. It's amazing when you lose. It's the worst thing in the world but a big part of what you've done over the basically the entirety of your adult life is signed players make trades. Can you talk about the adrenaline rush. You get from making a big move knowing that you're not going to know the answer to the question maybe for a few weeks or maybe a year or two but when you hang up that phone and you've made a big blockbuster four for four trade or a three team deal we don't know if you're ever gonna make that kind of move ever again the rest of your life. Can you let a fan know what it's like to make a move like that in your position. Sure yeah well. I certainly hope. I'll be in a position to make those kinds of decisions again. Going forward and some in some form or another but yet it's special and i think There is a big rush of adrenaline. There is a tremendous amount of responsibility. And there's more than anything an embrace of the unknown right because you can. You can have the world's greatest process and look at the best information and analyze it. The best way of the best possible scouts no matter what in some in some fashion. You're betting on future human performance and because of that there's gonna be a broad range of possible outcomes. There's there's going to be randomness involved. You're not necessarily going to get the result. You deserve for better for worse so all you can do guarantee the excellence of the process. You can't always guarantee the excellence of the result. And because of that. I think the greatest reward is really the work to get up to the point of making the deal. The countless people involved in long journeys to see players all the experiences that put them in a position to make a grad of great evaluation the.
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"So i suppose that we should be talking about the juicy transactions of the nba stugatz. You should be worried why that your nixon charlotte seemed to be the ones interested in russell westbrook that that is when you look around in your allies. It's not a great thing when you're allies are the knicks and charlotte when it comes to Measuring the future of basketball players but because we are so obsessed in sports with the fantasy team with our own organization with the idea of being in control of the transaction being the architect of things. i find fascinating that theo epstein has now left the cubs. Because and it's got two reasons for it one if this stuff is as unscientific as i think it is. Well we give a whole lot of craig credit to ceo's and culture building and architects. You can form a pretty decent argument that no one in the history of making teams has the resume that theo epstein has that theo epstein managed The cubs would be a hundred and twenty something years one hundred ten years without a title. If not for theo epstein of the boston red sox ended in a two places. Like nobody's got that. Nobody's got the deal where they created a champion in a deeply caring about baseball or sports town For place that had gone decades as a loser. He's done it twice but you still question. No i'm not questioning here. I'm not questioning the ability to do it. I'm questioning his leaving now. I'm just wondering about it's not even. I'm not here to cry question what i believed to be at forty six years old the greatest architect in the history of sports. But another thing that i find interesting about it is after billy. Bean explored the market inefficiencies. And expose the market inefficiencies in a way that i wonder if he's got his own regrets about now because The what happened with the o. Epstein is he took all of the information in the wisdom and just said okay. I'll do what you do. And i'll do it with money i won't. I don't need coupons. I've got i've got two giant teams paying me and paying us a lot of money in order to build something and so now he's available and the thing i wonder about as i did with daryl morey and i wondered about it. Wrongs got s- because basically foretold what's happening with the houston rockets and that entire exodus when he said never mind. I'm out of here. And i really thought that daryl morey was the kind of person who would have other interests like You know that ridiculous musical that he told us about that. We will get the sound for on some of the lyrics basketball. It was a sexy basketball musical. I've thought daryl morey was leaving the houston rockets to go tackle greater pursuits. More interesting things than basketball. He was interested in philadelphia. Apparently he had evidently figured out there. Now with you. I thought the same by the way. I figured that he topped out. Whatever it is that was in. Houston he figures. Okay this big. I've tried a different ways. I've tried it by changing the way we play basketball taking more threes than any team in the league. I've tried it by making james harden into who is a player without scoring it i am. I'm trying something different with cappella. And then i'm going to go. Small ball never mind. I'm done here. I can't this is it. I've traded for people. I've moved and changed all of the furniture. This is the best that i can do in houston. Go give me embiid and simmons. And i'll work with them but i didn't think he was going to do that. I thought he was going to explore creative pursuits who we want to have sex with giants or know what's between four and six how to bring the parts into compliance. I just cannot grasp the mechanics. So that is daryl morey What happened. I thought you're on in the pursuit of daryl. Morey why is he not been on with us yet. I reached out to him. He asked me to go through the philadelphia seventy sixers. I have made that request through the sixers. I am waiting to hear back from you posted. I am curious how it all ended in houston in a way that made everyone want to get out. West broad cardon. Everybody wants out of houston. Look at the ownership. Is that it different different owner. They had The whole china thing that Affected the owner's business dealings also. I'd be super curious. I don't know whether they'll ever be honest about this. But i was so embarrassed. For james harden being sent out to do the owners bidding as the face the bearded face of that team on china and him just being ill equipped with the subject matter and just saying i like china like i not knowing how to deal with it. I wonder how much any of that had to do with james harden. Eventually being like never mind. Get me out of here. James harden doesn't have internet remember. That said he didn't know why he was wearing a thin blue line mask because he doesn't have internet with with theo epstein. I heard buster only on k. j. z. This morning and he was talking about theo. wants to. there's a potential chance for him to be part of an ownership team and that's where he wants to go. That's where he wants to keep moving up. Maybe the mets about that. There might be a lot more money and equity in that and that would make some sense if you're forty six years old and you've already achieved everything. There is to be achieved two places. Because you realize theo epstein has co. Theo epstein has on his resume though twice something that no one else has won like. He's done it two time. Maybe he's addicted to chasing that high. It's not just going somewhere with expectations. It's going somewhere with expectations. It hasn't done it in a while. You look at all of baseball. I can go to cleveland or the mets which are usually the biggest punchline in the sport but do you care much if he's part of your ownership team if he's not evaluating players in selecting the he's helping you build okay He's tall he's putting people in place that had his touch and his sort of sign on. I find many of those things to be subjective right because you can't know what a player is going to become student. Did you see. I don't know if you guys saw this last night. But it is one of the most unusual interviews that you will see of prospect coming into a job market. Where the number one prospect in america. Or somebody you know. He's he's a basketball player and his name. I don't have it on me right now but it was an espn interview that was going viral in that he said. I don't like Basketball so much and there are funny stories about this. I'm not that into basketball football. Evidently i love but he is extraordinary at basketball as well. I don't know how you judge..
Theo Epstein Resigns From Cubs, Ending 9-Year Tenure In Chicago
"Theo epstein the most accomplished general manager in baseball one who guided the red sox and the cubs world championships after eighty six years. And one hundred. Eight years of droughts is leaving the cubs epstein had hinted this for awhile and came as no surprise to clubs owner. Tom ricketts epstein ran the cubs for nine years and made the cubs at sustained contender making the playoffs. Five times epsteins red sox were perennial contenders of well. There is of course immediate speculation that epstein could end up with the mets or the phillies would have seen is telling friends and associates intends to spend this coming season working with nonprofits baseball team. F seen said quote. I do plan on having a third chapter leading a baseball visitation. Someday the why do not expect it to be next year unquote.
Theo Epstein stepping down as Cubs president
"Red Sox related, the former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has stepped down as the Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations. No word why, but in a statement, Theo said, is the right decision for him, even if it's a difficulty, one All right. We also understand that stepping
"theo epstein" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"On ESPN 1000. They had Theo Epstein on earlier today, and Theo Epstein talked about the energy. The fun that David Ross has brought. To the ball club without fans in the stands this season. Yeah, energy part would provide because that's how he was a player. You know, he was always a guy. You know the day that he played He would be bouncing off the law in the clubhouse, motivating other guys in my day to play, you know, let's bring it up, not let's go and constantly providing a spark on those days, and on the days he didn't play. You kind of ran the dugout, you know, and I was the one in reserves roll now. You know, providing all the jokes and the stick and provide the energy for the for the guys in war plans, so I knew he had provided. I think the The area that surprised me. The most is just How willing he is to lead in the difficult conversation. I think any leader in any field at the time is guilty of, um Not having this conversation, sweeping things under the rug or putting her head in the sand, hoping things get better just because the other tough issues to deal with and especially when their first major league manager, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, that could just be Every day. There's come up that you need to kind of express offers you Khun Pig in a race. I didn't expect him in the first year manager to be so willing tohave. You know every difficult conversation to confront every issue to be proactive and it's been. It's been really refreshing to see and I think it helped create. This tremendous live in chemistry that we have, because you know all these interactions are authentic and everyone's cell to a high standard, but everyone also feel supported. Because he's so engaged, connected level on leading. So that's Cubs President Theo Epstein on with Captain J. Hood. 7 a.m. Every weekday morning, right here on ESPN 1000..
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And, what the owners decided that we would go through the season with just an interim general manager with me as assistant Yelm that they'd name permanent general manager after the season so we had a pretty good team in in two thousand two, but didn't make the playoffs and the tasked with leading the search for our next trial manager and it led. Led Me to individuals, J P, Ricciardi who is a disciple of billy, being who is the at the time, the general manager of the Blue Jays, but a worcester, native and someone who I thought would be really interested in the job. And out of loyalty to the Blue Jays he declined the opportunity and then thinking big We decided to go after billy being. To it had a tremendous amount of success. was the the Oakland A.'s would be. Immortalized in the pages of money ball and in the movie and after this. You missed the opportunity to have Brad. Pitt They would add to find a less anthem actor for sure. That bin me, but it was a wheat. We talked to billy and. He actually accepted the job, and and then did a lot of soul-searching in twenty four hours later called me and told me that you just couldn't take the job. And there he had a lot of thought into it, and there are a lot of very legitimate personal reasons. Why couldn't take it and? Leave family and move move three thousand miles away so. Now I've completely bungled the search for a fulltime general manager and I have to go back with. you know my tail between my legs to to my bosses and tell them that you know. The first two nominees turned the job down. And so I did and and so you failed up I failed up they eventually. Caucus and Called me in and said you know you know we've thought about it and we just want you to do it and. It was pretty stunning. I was twenty eight years old at the time and. Had only been an assistant general manager for. Eight months I think at the at the time and It was a shock and I didn't say yes. Right away because I felt I was I was twenty eight, but that was probably from an emotional maturity standpoint. I was probably younger than that and I think what seven years in San Diego. Xactly and maybe working in baseball, too. But Yeah I. I you know the the more I thought about it, I had the opportunity of a lifetime and I did feel like a new. The organization well had been there for a season I worked really hard to get to know everybody I felt like I knew what our strengths whereas organization would. Our weaknesses were what we had to do to take the next step and I felt like I had. been an observer of the game at thought enough about the game where I could do some good things and I knew I, knew enough about what I didn't know to that. I knew to surround myself with great people and really listen and Yeah I. I felt like it was an opportunity that I had to try to seize, but but. Kind of daunting in your home town. Premiere job in baseball like a a marquee franchise it had to be. When did it hit you that? What am I into here? Yeah, because you become a public person, you're you're you're pretty? You're actually pretty shy person. And now you're the face of the red sox now is my biggest hesitation. And those those fears were realized the day I was announced his general manager, so I left my live, really close to fenway would walk to work and I was completely anonymous. You know no one knows to the assistant. General Manager is and for good reason I really cherish that anonymity I am probably more an introvert than I am an extrovert and. Just appreciated being nobody I liked it I was really happy in my in my skin at that time as as completely anonymous worker at the Red Sox. That morning of the press conference I walked downtown and they were five. TV cameras right on my front steps. You know their cameras right in my face and followed me nothing I say we get them to go away followed me every step on on the walk Fenway Park and my heart was pounding, and I realized at that moment that my life changed forever, and that had been thrust into this public sphere that that in these waters that would be uncomfortable and unfamiliar in that have to find a way to navigate fitnesses. Though that Red Sox fans are very chance. Giving so you can make mistakes and they would just say well. He's learning and that's important. Yeah, I'm sure they would have been fine with this long learning process that only a couple of seasons. No I mean you know the thing about sports and politics is that both are played under the watchful eye of millions, and all of those millions think they know better than you What should what should be and and they make their views known yen, and the media serves a role as a liaison between those who actually? in the trenches making decisions, and those who follow it with tremendous passion, and and these narratives get created. Sometimes by the intermediaries And and and so fans sometimes end up following the narratives more than they're actually following the reality of the game, so getting a handle on those narratives and understanding them, and knowing how to manage them, and knowing how to protect yourself from them becomes really important. Take another short break. We'll be back with Theo Epstein. Are you thinking of flying deciding if you should bring your family on a plane, just how safe is it to fly right now?.
"theo epstein" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Axe. So from Baltimore you now you're graduating from Yale and you get this opportunity. Go to San Diego. Yeah, so the my last internship or the orioles ended in August of Nineteen, ninety, four with the baseball strike that ended up canceling the world series last real labor labor stoppage in baseball so. That the prospect of of a job seemed to be waning at that point and I started to apply to law schools and. Other other things I wasn't really all that interested in. Got A call out of the blue. From Charles Steinberg and Larry Lucchino. Who had? Just gotten an opportunity out in San Diego and I've never been to San Diego, but they offered me the job. There was about ten in poetry with the padres there they attended. There's ten inches of snow out my room window in new haven so I said yes I. And accepted and then flew out there the day after I graduated to start new job in new license San. Diego and you moved up pretty quickly in that organization. Yes I, did PR for a year there, but he's dealing with reporters every day. Yeah, and then didn't didn't love it, but was working in baseball and salt matter better. befriended. General Manager Kevin Towers at the time was a new young general manager there. And we hit it off. He was. He was he married and I was single twenty one right out of college, so he was Kinda living vicariously through me a little bit and I got to hang around his office and. Listen to how they evaluated players, and the different things that would go on and baseball operations department. He took a liking to me and started taking me out to teach me how to scout seeing amateur players, and quickly brought me over to work in the best baseball operations department, which was my ultimate dream and you ended up running that department. At A. How would you well I didn't run The general manager runs. That runs that department, but I. he promoted me to something called Director Baseball operations, which is. Basically you know it's just jack-of-all-trades do a lot of things in the baseball operations department, so I was in I was in my mid twenties and the great thing about the padres. The time is there was a small market team to. We had to be resourceful, and it was a really small shop, so we're another organization might have had twenty folks in their baseball operations department in the home city. We had four or five and so got to do a little bit of everything to work in pro scouting got to go out for the draft got to help out and player development got to help out I majorly transactions, and it's really where I formed. My my current view of the game, my my office was situated literally between the scouting. Director and the statistical analyst that that the head of the time they were one of the first teams to have a stats guy on staff, and those to the the scouting director who saw the game really traditionally. Evaluate players subjectively with his eyes. He and the staff guy who would evaluate players objectively and didn't even want to see them. Play only WANNA see their track record. Those two hated each other. But but they both like me again I think just because I was young and going out, and and you're eager and an ear to please them and help them out I got to hear the best from both of them, and maybe some things I didn't agree with as well and they try to lobby me on why they're way seeing the game was the right way and what I determined that the you know they were. Both great baseball, guys and really insightful about the game but that. I thought I saw the clearest picture. About players, and about projecting players feature performance by looking through both lenses by looking through the traditional Scouting Lens, and at the same time, also looking through an analytical, more objective Lens, and if you could. Find a transaction that made sense looking through both those lenses. It was probably a pretty good move for your team. You know the the thing about the small operation is interesting to me because kids always ask me like. How do you get to be? The strategist for the president's on. And and how do you start telling them? Go find some small campaign where you can do everything and where you you know you're not pigeonholed and where you. If you're eager, and you're willing to help, you can learn the whole. The whole deal and the same is true obviously for you. Yeah, I think had I had I. Worked initially at a big market team that that would have had a bigger staff and maybe did not to be as. Innovative to solve problems or aggressive resourceful, it wouldn't have been the same experience and what I always tell kids when they're first. Starting out in baseball is. Whoever your bosses are, your bosses are they have twenty percent of their job that they don't like and so if you can ask them or figure out what that twenty percent is, and and figure out a way to do it for them, you'll both make them really happy and improve their quality of life and their work experience, and also gain invaluable experience for yourself, and if you do a good job with it, they'll start to give you more and more responsibility, and that's really what happened with me. At the PADRAS ended up back in Boston a few years later, Lucchino went back. Back to Boston. Brought you back there. Yeah, Larry got involved with the new ownership group of the Red Sox in late, two, thousand one, and by the spring training so march of two thousand two. He had brought me back there as assistant any reluctance to leave San, Diego? It's kind of a sweet life. Oh, out there. It was it was I got to be out there from permits twenty one to twenty eight, and had some great experiences, I turned down assistant GM, job elsewhere just to stay with the padres at a lesser position because we had such a tight knit group. was such a nice life out there, but it felt like time, and really the Red Sox. That was my ultimate dream right? I grew up half a mile from fenway park as a huge fan of the team. They were sort of the alternate ivory tower franchise where. You really had to know somebody It was the young Yawkey. Yawkey regime and They were just a closed shop and I didn't even when I was working in baseball. It was a pretty insular operation over there at the Red Sox and I, it was hard to ever envisioned myself working there so when the opportunity came up. To work for people that I really respected into to go over there. As Assistant Jam, it was it was an instant. Yes, and Kevin even supported supported me and said you know you have to have to take this opportunity, so a lot of people would be bewildered if I said there's a way in which Theo Epstein has just like Dick. But, you got assigned the task of trying to find a general manager for the Red Sox shortly after you arrived there, and somehow you ended up in the. How did that HAP- yeah? Innocent of any. Of any scheming I I I guarantee you know I got the job. In March of two thousand, two I was named the assistant general manager, but there was no full-time general manager. There was an interim general manager. Mike Port Dan. duquette had been fired a few months earlier as the full-time Jeremy Manager..
Cubs reach deal with 7-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel
"Did you know the cubs are third in major league baseball with eleven blown saves third worst when it comes to blown saves in baseball eleven of them just for a second there think about how different their record could look if they didn't blow half of those games. Let's say they only have five blown saves. You're talking about already getting to forty wins being among the best, not just in the National League. But in major league baseball. And so to address this issue. Theo Epstein of the cubs goes out and finally gives Craig kimbrel. A new home Craig kimbrel who wanted to be a hundred million dollar man has settled, I'm using air quotations here. He settled for a three year deal option for a fourth forty three million dollars. Was it worth the seven-month awake? Well, only Craig kimbrel cancer that question. Seven months of free agency probably a ton of angst. But he'll earn ten billion to go through the rest of this season with the Chicago Cubs, and then fifteen million dollars each in twenty twenty and then twenty twenty one. It's I think a huge bargain for the cubs. When you consider what he was asking for right? Part of the reason that he was unsigned for so long is because it's asking price. He wanted it to be seven figures seven figures, he wanted to be nine figures. It's only eight math. He wanted two hundred million. But there was no team out there willing to give him that. I think it's better to play baseball for forty three million then to not play baseball at all. But what do I know? Hill report to the cubs for his physical on Thursday and the idea right now is that he'll be ready to pitch within two weeks? The scene had made comments after the news broke before he did admit that they had interest in Craig kimbrel, and that it was kind of a bonus for them. This point in the season. There are usually quality free agents. Just lying
Carl Edwards, Theo Epstein And Miami discussed on Roe Conn
"In Miami. Major league baseball is investigating racist. Messages sent to cubs reliever. Carl Edwards junior on Instagram this month Edwards was option to Tripoli Iowa FDR trouble with this motion got off to a tough start to the season. Theo Epstein condemn Z message messages and says he supports major league
"theo epstein" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Trend. Also, THEO Epstein had some thoughts. What I find interesting. Theo epstein. The head honcho with a scowl cubs was asked this question. He was asked is the workload to blame for morals injury. And THEO said. We had. Be careful on this year. Felt it after that. Outing in New York. We're going to stay away from that crazy game back. That's a lesson learned. Away from. What's going on in the game? Next year when he's down. Not be allowed to have spikes on. Get out there. It'd be really careful. So he didn't have medical support time year. So the thoughts there from THEO Epstein, very coy though, he answered that fifty three second to game fifty three seconds of that answer. I'm not gonna read in between the lines at any of that. I just I just think that it was an injury. That's really unfortunate with with Brenda moral and the cubs will do what the cubs have done all season. And that's trying to piecemeal this team together and figure it out. That's just as simple as I can put it. I mean, that's this is what the cubs have been all season where they just and and again, it's not out of the remote possibility for them to catch fire because we've seen this in baseball because that's how quirky baseball is. But I said at the time of the pickup of Murphy through waivers. I said. Daniel Murphy is a is a nice player for the cubs. But Bodey is a guy that I look forward for the future for the team. I look at a guy like Anthony Rizzo who's been up and down a hot and cold at some points this season. Kris Bryant coming off of the injury. He came through. And it contains the to come through for this cubs team because he when one for five at a couple of strikeouts in the game Zona yesterday. But the talent is there. I wanna make sure that it's very clear the talent. Is there for the cubs is in the National League is there for them to take. But they have to believe it themselves. I don't believe it, but they have to believe it themselves. And that's why the championship feeling that I had in may of this their World Series championship. And that's it. Yeah. You know, what they they have it? They are playing together. They're blessed with good health and the pitching seemed to come together. And it's just as much as I like guys like Montgomery and Lester and canton when he's right. It's up to the cubs to believe, that's the thing. I mean, I look at that National League, and I will tell you for talent standpoint. No one's more talent in the National League to me than the cubs. Because of the mixture of some young players are mostly veteran. Players that have been there and done that on this roster. And so on the flip side of that in the American League. There are teams like Oakland that got hot at the right time and Houston and Cleveland and Boston and the Yankees, Minnesota to a smaller extent. But those teams are teams that believe that's continue to roll. I look at this National League with a young Atlanta Braves team that bottomed out and got back to the top of the list of the National League yeast and then from there looking at the dodgers looking at the Rockies and how they played. And of course, the brewers they've kind of fallen back a little bit three and a half games behind the cubs in the National League central. So it's there for the cows. But it's up to them to to believe and start playing better and be able to have some sustained success get hot and move forward and have that momentum going into the playoffs. But they just they just hanging around. And again, you'll take the United sixty two cups team you you'll have your Cup span. You'll take that. First place in the National League central but even on the phone lines. Even amongst cub fans there isn't that same swagger there, isn't that chest puffed out about this cubs team as many have had last couple of seasons with this team. Because I think that the realistic Cup fan. Also sees yeah. You can win the National League. But but what can you do in the World Series? If you get there can they be able to establish momentum. That's the big question. Let's do tales from the hood..
Yu Darvish of Chicago Cubs will miss rest of the season with elbow, triceps injuries
"We must have must address Darvish done for the season It's not a stress fracture but it's the the. Preliminary feelings of stress fracture he's out six weeks will put him to. The end of the year no more Yu Darvish for. The Chicago, Cubs this season and the I guess the good part is the ligament that was repaired from his. Tommy John surgery is fine so he will not. Need any Tommy John surgery he'll just have to deal with this and should be back for next year because the philosophy is if he has, to have Tommy John surgery he's out, for a whole 'nother year then you lose him for two years essentially of his contract and then. Futures up in the, air but now you know it's not. That he was being soft there was there's something wrong something was found and gave reason to. Why he was in pain and this is why you Darvish may very well in a short matter of time become one of the most polarizing players for us to watch Chicago sports fans since Jay Cutler Because we until now haven't known whether or not he was actually hurt or if he couldn't handle the moment right and that allows people, to speculate on the character of the, player now he's hurt so he's going to be done for the season but it's something that's always. Going to be in, the back of your mind as he. Comes back from rehabbing this into next season will ever pitch in a big game for the. Chicago Cubs
"theo epstein" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Your family and your friends are. Your teammates and, for me it was, really special, you know being there for so many years and so many good years and having the opportunity to play with so many great players along. The way That and I got inducted with Derek Lowe and Mike law teammates mind that we want World Series four no seven and I I was. Truly humbled and the whole thing and a lot of ways to because I just I never think of myself in that light I just play the game as far as I could and try to get as many surgeries, as, possible, the end You know I wanted to ask on this because obviously playing in Boston and. And you know the the curse was lifted when you were there you went to. Titles and, then you're in Chicago they win title and you see the difference in fan after the title was one and it almost the greed of wanting to? Go after and I asked that because of the giant fans wanting. More or wanting, to, rebuild I mean can you kind of go into it. A little bit what you think as far. As where is that threshold for a team, to maybe look at let's break this all the way down and build it back up but. I mean look there's only one THEO Epstein and he's he's in Chicago he's not here what we're where's. That threshold Yeah it's, it's, it's an interesting dynamic right in baseball and I think. We're seeing it. More now than ever and Especially because Houston and Chicago the way they did it a losing so many games you know. Like hey let's just finish lose one. Hundred games every year and just rebuild this whole. Thing from the ground out and it worked for both those teams now that doesn't work for everyone. Because, it's hard I mean it's hard to build a team. From the ground. Up and you have. To get lucky yeah you're gonna have to get a, couple of young stud, there's draft in there's a, couple guys you signed. For great deals that last and they're cheap and then you. Know you can afford, their sign a big free agent I think we're seeing a lot of teams kind of the that's where. I, mean some. People say they just throw in the, towel before the season and some of these records are awful But, you know it's hard I, mean the hard thing with the giants to they have, great fan, base, right, in the winning for so many years and they got they got a lot of money you know they got a lot of money to spend. So you it's different when you're in Houston and. In Chicago where you can kind of played off a little bit more but with the giants it's. Because, they do have that luxury of spending money and they. Have a fan. Base that's every night. Pumping money into the franchise Kevin youkilis good enough to, join us talking to, baseball let's talk some beer, house things are Loma..
Theo Epstein discusses Cubs trade rumors
"The atlanta braves you will already winners this afternoon take top three teams the braves the phillies and the nationals all separated by three games starting the day in the national league east i'm kevin winter baseball tonight on espn radio told you earlier the yankees lost in walk off fashion to the tampa bay rays they got swept game went extra innings in in the top of the tenth inning gary sanchez was trying to beat out a ground ball and he got hurt or this manager aaron boone after the game growing hip hip abductor so he's probably a deal mri and stuff here tomorrow and then get a more clear diagnosis but it's it's we think it's probably going to be a deal situation higashi yoga the guy then you would probably be the guy here and growing those typically take some time to heal i mean it just depends of the severity of it and we'll know a lot more clear tomorrow and have a better idea time line to then philadelphia phillies will be the opponents tomorrow for the new york yankees they will have three games in philadelphia and the yankees will host the red sox coming up this weekend you'll have the game saturday and sunday right here audience via radio but again gary sanchez left the game with an injury as his manager aaron boone says likely headed to the disabled list i'm coming up next what are the games youngest stars gets evaluated by one of the game's greatest.
"theo epstein" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"That's the secret taito this is this is it berkshire never gone the controversy because he spent all time thinking about how to keep his ask it's also just like a fun secret that you have we are self everyone you meet you look in the eye and you know that you're wearing jocks round of that is common alphabet yeah i'm talking myself it rejects wrapped their they're like silk it's like it's like sleeping naked in silk sheets you guys had no idea this is where the safe conversation what is crazy to know that like anyone who's a podcasts if you've ever met market share he probably had nothing covering his ass i still can't get out of my head that mark share walks around with a uh you know jockstrap that was asked lewis earth novik covering his ass that if you took a hard right turn in the last like 15 minutes yeah we thought you know what really opened up yet act up yeah to it takes a while to get to the to get to the middle of marketeers to keep up yeah but it's actually very easy to get there because he doesn't wear underwear yes so our next separated you are personal best of so you are choice my choice b theo epstein pfp i am going to put bill waldman there um our friend bill lawry one pure find talented yet uh he was just all over the map it a loved him loved every second and hank his area who's oh hey i like it hank his area because he was one of those interviews that um i enjoy doing where the person might not be known for being an athlete or being in sports so we get to talk to him a little bit about sports as a fan but also like they're weird pass that they've had all the interesting shit that he's done in being part of simpson's was was really awesome for me to actually.
"theo epstein" Discussed on Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ
"That makes me nervous so he wants to stay west obviously not with the curbs nami like ember that about that's as far easa's you'll go yeah but he wants to be in york where he could bat and he can pitch in battering same time will have to be an american league or the angels yeah you over this west coast s west kotra's west coast so you add that into the mix and take out the dea you think he knows where to locate and the rangers are also in the american league but the angels you know the he said the range rangers or has he ever their ages as just you know they diseases doing who favour just visit would i dunno huge asian party you darvish was there for a long time herb a huge asiaamerica population over serve you figured about how he's going to live in terms of away from the field seattle definitely has wants a seattle seattle lla in st george's county yeah uh bay area the bay area that sorted out chicago chicago chicago white articles knock that no start their problem not sure what that's about us it's it's budget because they're really good i was gonna say i think that she was a baseball yeah thing and then houston yeah maybe he has an affinity for theo epstein for who does it but he's certainly showed as iraqis and that would be as a bit of a surprise considering it the yankees is one of the alltime great franchises if not the greatest franchise in baseball history uh he decided no not going to do it i want to be out west somewhere or at least in the national league now the bad news for the dodgers is this is that the giants at cardinals have already laid the framework for a trade for giancarlo stanton and the dodgers you're still sleeping can asleep maybe amen.
"theo epstein" Discussed on Channel 33
"Theo epstein the golden boy himself took over and in the first few years of the epstein regime the cubs went sixty one and one ah one sixty 696 73 meeting those are bad performance is not quite astros ask but it's really glose their first round picks in the early years of the obscene tenure included players like kyle schmerber and chris bryant chris bryant won the nl mvp last year that's a big deal it's such a big deal on it so clearly affected that it is undeniably spreading the team that has really be com astros cobs 20 i think the chicago white sox jason i talked about this a bit on binge mode live ambient lose because it's kind of fun it's kinda cool the white sox fuel light the sixers right now they lost ninety five games this season and it is not a coincidence that that lost total comes on the heels of trades such as chris sale for yawn mocatta the best prospect in baseball at the time of that deal and michael kopach who like if you think no cinder guard throws hard will michal kovac also just google him anyway because he is extremely handsome adam mean for lucas jay leno formerly the top pitching prospect and baseball when they doubt jose achon tana to the cubs a team that of course was familiar with the strategy he got you like jimenez in return one of the cubs best hitting prospects when these shipped even lesser players like todd frazier and david robertson time can lead to the yankees they got league rutherford who's one of the yankees top alfeel prospects.