Theo Epstein looks like Albert Einstein right now.
Almost exactly one year ago, last July 2nd, the Cubs traded Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to the Orioles for Jake Arietta and Pedro Strope.
And yesterday, for his second start in a row, Arietta almost threw a no-hitter.
This time against the Red Sox.
Arietta had given up no hits with 2 out in the 8th when Stephen Drew hit a single.
He was relieved by Pedro Strope, who got the last out.
And Hector Rondon went the final 3 outs and Nate Schierholtz had hit a 2-run homer in the 4th.
Cubs 2 Sox nothin'.
And...tomorrow is July 2nd.
Watch for some Cubs to become ex-Cubs, and maybe some new Cubs who become the new Jake Ariettas.