Chicago Cubs: How Long Should Epstein and Hoyer Have to Turn the Cubs Around?

May 24, 2012 by  

When Epstein was hired as president of baseball operations for the Cubs, he eloquently and adequately laid out his plan for the Chicago Cubs.  He stated the process would encompass an entire organizational change.  He emphasized a new way of thinking and playing a new brand of baseball.

A new GM, manager and a new way of building a team were to follow. 

Out was the old way of relying on the long ball to score runs and win games.  In was the new way of small ball—getting runners on base then utilizing speed and smart, aggressive baserunning with sound hitting as t...

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