The Cubs made some big moves to kick off the 2012 offseason. The move to bring in Theo Epstein as team president will certainly change the direction in Chicago and make them big players in the Midwest.
The move to sign Jed Hoyer as GM to give Epstein a familiar face to work with also signaled the seriousness Epstein has in taking the Cubs to the promise land.
It won't be easy, as Dale Sveum and every manager before him has said, and it is not getting any easier. However, the departure of Albert Pujols from the NL Central has created a power vacuum that the Cubs can certainly take advantage of this offseason.
Let's take a look at what Theo Epstein has done and should do for the Cubs this offseason.