CHICAGO - Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have spent more than a decade putting together teams capable of a World Series run.
Today, the dynamic duo discussed some of the thinking behind their championship-proven philosophy on 670AM The Score's 'Spiegel and Goff Show,' where they addressed whether or not certain players are 'untouchable' - specifically Kyle Schwarber, a name that frequently comes up in trade rumors around the league.
"I don't think it makes sense to use the term 'untouchables' because that shuts down conversation and you might learn something from that conversation about the other team - how they rank their own guys and who might be available - even if you don't end up doing something" noted Epstein. "Obviously, there are guys that we're building around. There are core, foundational guys that we believe in their talent, we believe in their make-up, we believe in everything they've done to get us to this point, and everything they're going to do for us over the next many years. We'd be really foolish to be shortsighted and break that up just so we could incrementally improve our chances of winning the whole thing this year. We're going to do everything we can to win this year, but as Jed said earlier, we want to get there every year. We want to do it with guys you believe in, guys we believe in and we're lucky enough to have that group. So, to break it up, we'd be really foolish."
As for whether or not Theo and Jed are going anywhere any time soon - not until the Cubs get their parade.