Why Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs Will Build a Great Outfield

March 26, 2012 by  

The Chicago Cubs are starting on a new road to success and it all starts in the outfield!

Led by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the new gurus of the front office, the Cubs are dismantling a team of ageing veterans.  That group under-performed in the last few years and the franchise needs a fresh start. Nowhere is that more apparent than the outfield, where Marlon Byrd and Kosuke Fukodome made nearly $40 million for mediocre production in 2011.

The Cubs are looking to create a young, dynamic offense.  To do that they will need strong run production from their future outfield. Epstein and Hoyer w...

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