Theo Epstein: 5 Early Moves Chicago Cubs GM Needs to Make

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Theo Epstein: 5 Early Moves Chicago Cubs GM Needs to Make
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Rather then continuing to praise Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts for his hiring of Theo Epstein to be the team's president of Baseball Operations, it's time for Cubs fans to focus their attention on the early moves Epstein is capable of making to benefit this franchise.

Everybody who follows the Cubs knows there are plenty of tasks for Epstein to focus his attention on, but some may be more realistic than others.

Theo, being the baseball mind he is, should know there is plenty of work to be done with not only the big league team, but also the farm system, before the Cubs can consider themselves World Series contenders.  Some guys on the Cubs' roster need to go before the Cubs can take steps forward without, in the end, taking steps back.

Free agents are a must for a big-market team like the Cubs, but patience is a virtue, and Cubs faithful must show a lot of patience before they begin to criticize Theo for his moves, or lack thereof.

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