ELDEN | How the Chicago Cubs Built a Championship Roster

The Cubs have an extremely talented roster, which was mostly put together by a brilliant front office, lead by executives Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and others. The crux of the roster was built by strong drafting, under the radar trades and international free agency.

ELDEN | Dee’s Firing Is a Win for the Padres

The Padres have fired their C.E.O. and President of Baseball Operations, Mike Dee. From 1995 to 2002, Dee worked in San Diego under former C.E.O. Larry Lucchino. He moved on from San Diego with Lucchino to work for the Red Sox as their C.O.O. — and eventually to the Miami Dolphins as their C.E.O. Interestingly enough, the Dolphins hired Tom Garfinkel to replace Dee, who was the Padres’ C.E.O. before Dee.