Via Sahadev Sharma, who was tweeting away madly from the Winter Meetings this afternoon, we have a large collection of quotes from Theo Epstein. Here's my favorite:
After mentioning that they have some offers out on players, Theo says, "We’re doing a lot, we’re not just hanging out at the ol’ Dolphin."— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) December 11, 2013
The summary of the rest of the quotes is: the Cubs have an offer out for a free-agent reliever, a free-agent starter and a trade offer for a position player. Obviously, none of them were named, but at least we know Theo's been busy behind the scenes. He also noted that Jeff Samardzija is, at the present time, expected to be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, and:
Theo says 2 or 3 possible outcomes w Shark, but, "There’s no trade imminent and we'll see what happens. I hope he’s here for a long time."— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) December 11, 2013
I suspect we'll see Shark make that Opening Day start (that is, if it doesn't go to Travis Wood, who had a better year in 2013) and probably stick with the team at least up to the trading deadline. Theo also noted that the Cubs are looking for the Wrigley renovation and new TV deals to bring in much more revenue, and at that time, they expect to be "significantly more active."
You can read the entire sequence of tweets from Sahadev Sharma here, but I thought I'd end this post with another one of my favorites from what he tweeted this afternoon, no further commentary necessary:
Not a ton of news after meeting with Theo, but one media member did leave the suite with a bottle of Jack pic.twitter.com/DWWblozRmL— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) December 11, 2013