Cubs Add Hi-Velo Insurance against Cubness
That curse-busting boy wonder, Theo Epstein, has the long-suffering Chicago Cubs in well-positioned as a World Series title contender for years to come.
Ask the Atlanta Braves about that.
One whole Series.
That could be why Epstein -- with a closer under contract who's having a career season ...
The move pushes Rondón to the eighth inning, where the Cubs have been 54-1 by that time when they've got the lead.
Epstein was well aware, though, that his team was only 7-6 when tied after seven and 2-5 when tied after eight. Apparently, that was the only thing keeping him up at night.
Well, that and some damn goat.
As the Orioles found out last week, there's more where that came from:
For now, though, they're just prospects. Maybe they'll make it. Maybe they won't.
Half the reason for a strong farm system is to have bargaining chips. Epstein went all in.
His club's got half a season and most of October to match it.