Now Epstein has a lot on his hands before the season starts.
He has star power in players like Starlin Castro, Matt Garza and Anthony Rizzo but has to deal with aging talent in Alfonso Soriano.
2012 will most likely be a rebuilding year for the Cub since they didn't add many players in the offseason, but they will still be competitive with the St. Louis Cardinals.
In his time with the Cubs, no matter how long it is, he will go through some ups and downs.
When it is all said and done, Theo Epstein's time with Chicago will be a success.