The Theo Watch
Theo Watch: According to ESPN, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod will be leaving San Diego and joining Theo Epstein in Chicago. There will be compensation going to San Diego, but the player has yet to be named. There has also been a lot of speculation about who Theo will bring in as a new manager. As most of you know, Ryne Sandberg has been leading the speculation race as a potential manager. Theo previously looked into hiring Ryno as a base coach for Boston, and he likes the idea of Sandberg as a coach. However, Theo says that it is “so premature” to speculate about bringing in Ryno. Quade still has a year left on his contract, but I think everybody in Chicago is hoping that Theo has the guts to fire everybody in the organization. Who should he hire? Francona? Ryno? Somebody else?
Players: Apparently, Aramis decided to change his mind about leaving Chicago when Theo was hired. Now he wants to stay in Chicago, because they might become a winning team sometime soon. Come on, man. Soriano is also rumored to possibly be staying with the club next season as well. Good grief. Aren’t we supposed to be rebuilding this team? Theo, show some guts. Say goodbye to Ramirez, at least.
Non-Baseball Related News: Terrell Owens held a tryout the other day for teams to come watch him. Guess who showed up? Nobody. It seems like many of the football coaches share the same sentiments: No thanks. Should anybody pick him up? The Bears need help in the receiver department. Should T.O. to be a Bear? I do not want him to be in the NFC North. Football has been so nice and (mostly) quiet this year. Drama has been kept to a minimum. Maybe it should stay that way.