Theo Epstein Newsbeat
Friday, October 04, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It was a tough year to root for the Cubs and White Sox. Just ask their GMs.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Hey, ya gotta keep your Proven Closer happy.
The tense drama, suspense and soap opera atmosphere Friday at Wrigley Field had nothing to do with the play on the field.
Cubs closer Kevin Gregg took the 9-5 loss to the Braves after giving up four runs in the ninth inning, and before long he was venting about perceived disrespect from Cubs management. In response, President Theo Epstein said he was considering releasing the veteran.
On Saturday, however, the Cubs announced that Epstein had accepted Gregg’s apology and the closer would not be released.
Gregg initially expressed his discontent with management for telling him a couple of days ago in Milwaukee that he was not part of their 2014 plans as a closer.
Epstein then called in the pitcher for a clarifying meeting with manager Dale Sveum and eventually trekked up to the press box to explain to reporters what had transpired.
After that, in a bizarre, unprecedented move, Gregg came up to the press box himself to try to temper and alter his earlier comments.
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