The Chicago Cubs are a much different team than they were in 2011, and the changes are putting grins on the faces of Cubs fans everywhere.
The timeless expression "out with the old, in with the new" fits no team better than the Cubbies this winter, and more changes are sure to come.
Building a team that can sustain seasons of success is now the number one priority, but it will be no easy task. There is no denying the club is off to a good start. Clubhouse cancers are now gone, and the lackadaisical efforts and horrid contracts of some are soon to follow.
At the same time, Chicago is bringing in accomplished management, young talent and veteran role players who will help the cause of building for the future and building a foundation for successful baseball.
Here are the Chicago Cubs' five best offseason additions.