The Cubs are in trouble.
The team finished 71-91 last season in an ultra competitive division that features the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, the 2011 NL Central Champion Milwaukee Brewers and the 2010 NL Central Champion Cincinnati Reds.
Hiring Theo Epstein is step one in a long series of steps necessary to get them competitive again. Unfortunately, they might not have any real options until 2013 when many of their awful contracts begin to expire.
Let's take a look at the first 10 changes Epstein must make in order to get the Cubs in the 2012 pennant race.