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SportTheo Epstein implies Cubs will not be signing major free agent hitter

03:41  07 december  2018
03:41  07 december  2018 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Theo Nathaniel Epstein (born December 29, 1973) is an American baseball executive currently serving as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Theo Epstein has built world champions in Chicago and Boston. Which job was more impressive? The Sox squad Epstein inherited was not hurting for talent. Starting pitchers Pedro Martinez and He let productive but expensive hitters Carlos Peña and Aramis Ramirez depart after the 2011 season

Theo Epstein implies Cubs will not be signing major free agent hitter© Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Comments made by Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein on Thursday imply that the team will not be looking to sign one of the major free agent hitters this offseason.

Epstein spoke with reporters after the Cubs made several changes to their coaching staff. According to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Epstein talked about the offseason plans said there is “no one hitter” the Cubs are looking at that will transform the offense. He also made it seem like they will stick with their current players, believing that they are talented enough to win.

Epstein made clear after the season his dissatisfaction with former hitting coach Chili Davis, who emphasized an approach where players hit to the opposite field. Epstein preferred to have the players focus on getting the ball in the air to create home runs. In other words, they have enough good players as is, they just need to be doing what the Cubs want them to in order to see successful results.

This is a continuation of what has been the belief all along — the Cubs are unlikely to make a play for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.

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