Found December 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
Theo Epstein believes the Cubs are still capable of recruiting marquee free agents to Chicago. Despite coming off a 101-loss season –– extending the club’s World Series drought to 104 years –– Epstein told CSNChicago.com that manager Dale Sveum‘s rising reputation as a player’s coach will be enticing to many. “Dale’s making a name for himself as a manager that players want to play for,” Epstein reportedly said. “Free agents recognize that we had a good clubhouse last year, despite the difficult season that we had. I think generally free agents believe in the positive direction we’re going. “Elite baseball players are really competitive and I think they like the thought of being part of the solution here. Being a member of the team that finally wins a World Series for the Cubs is really appealing. I’ve had a number of players tell me that directly. We have not had to sell our situation much at all.” The Cubs have yet to make a big splash this offseason. They merely signed pitchers
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