Thanks to a once-thought-impossible confluence of circumstances — Boston’s historic collapse, an opening at Clark and Addison, and one man’s desire to leave the nurturing nest of his home city and spread his wings — Theo Epstein is reportedly ready to be the Cubs’ top baseball executive for five years and many millions.
The reports of paranormal activity in the Cubs’ offices began last month. The sightings were frequent, and the stories shared similar, telltale characteristics.
The Cubs’ lone representative in Sunday’s MLB Futures game was Matt Szczur, an outfielder playing for the team’s Single-A affiliate. Szczur is one of a few Cubs draft picks who appears to be showing promise, highlighting an organizational weakness.