Boston Red Sox: 5 Trades They Could Make with the Rebuilding Chicago Cubs

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Boston Red Sox: 5 Trades They Could Make with the Rebuilding Chicago Cubs
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The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs' offseasons have been very different, yet still share one similarity—Theo Epstein. 

As many of you know, Epstein was Boston's GM since 2002, leading the Red Sox to two World Series Championships.

The epic collapse during the 2011 season forced many changes throughout the Red Sox organization over the past few months, but none bigger than Epstein's choice to leave Boston and become the president of the Chicago Cubs.

Epstein's first order of business as a member of the Cubs was to name former Padres GM Jed Hoyer as the new general manager. 

Hoyer's name should ring a bell for many Boston fans; he was a huge part of the Red Sox from 2005-09.

When Epstein took a leave of absence in 2005, Hoyer and now current Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and two other executives, took over the position.

Now Cherington is left to solve Boston's internal issues while Epstein and Hoyer will try to end what has become a 103-year World Series drought.

Fortunately enough, all three still have good relationships with one another and future collaborations involving trades shouldn't be far off. 

The Cubs have started to rebuild their team by trying to eliminate the terrible players and contracts, and getting some good prospects into the organization. 

I have prepared five possible trades that aren't too crazy to be pulled off in the near future.

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