Found March 12, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Old-school Chicago Cubs Logo The Chicago Cubs were in dire need for a big change, as they hit rock bottom in 2011. The Cubs couldn’t score runs, had the most errors in baseball with 134 in total and finished the season 71-91. Everything bad that happened did and looking at the bigger picture maybe this was the best thing that could have happened in Chicago because ownership stopped trying to fix things on the field and realized things needed to be changed starting with the front-office structure. So, is this the season that the Cubs get back on track or will things crash and burn again in Wrigley Field? Let’s take a peak…. THE POSITIVES: The Cubs ownership realized that they needed to shake this club and remold it from the top. And that is what they did when they hired former Red Sox’s GM Theo Epstein to be the team’s president of baseball operations and if anyone in baseball can fix a broken team it is Epstein. Epstein brought over Jed Hoyar to serve as the team’s GM, as like Epst...
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