Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/29/11
After weeks of speculation and several years of futility, a new era finally began in Chicago baseball on Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs named Theo Epstein their new President of Baseball Operations. He brings with him the obvious pedigree of winning two championships as GM of the Boston Red Sox, but perhaps more importantly, he has shown an ability to make moves that may not seem genius at face value but sell them to a rabid fanbase and end up making them work out in the end. This is a trait that he will need to bring with him to Chicago as he takes on the challenge of what will probably go down in history as the longest championship drought in American sports, but from what we’ve seen early on in his tenure, he seems to be up to the task. Besides not allowing the talk of curses and unrealistic expectations get to him, what exactly should Theo Epstein’s thought process be as he moves forward in his new role with the Cubs? Here are five things that he should keep in mind, including som...
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