• Epstein pleased with Cubs' effort on the field

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 14, 2012
    What Epstein and others have noticed is that the Cubs haven't quit. "No one wants to be associated with a 100-loss team," said Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. "There might be some tough things we have to tell along the way, and there might be another trading deadline in our future where we trade away 40 percent of a really good rotation," Epstein said. But the Cubs have a goal: Avoid 100 losses. Assuming Garza comes back healthy in 2013, the Cubs figure to attempt to deal him. Heading into Friday's opener against the Pirates, the Cubs need to finish 7-12 to steer clear of the century mark in losses for the first time since the 1966 team finished 59-103. We'll evaluate him on a number of other criteria that we shared with him, and I think he's done a fantastic job, to be honest with you."
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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