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Much can be said about the Chicago Cubs and their shortcomings from 2018-2021, in what was supposed to be a prime window of contention. However, even more can be said about how the Theo Epstein rebuild came together so flawlessly and even ahead of schedule in 2015. When the Cubs finally won it all in 2016, “The Plan” was praised by fans and experts alike as the team made history.
Now Epstein is gone, and his former right-hand man Jed Hoyer is now in charge. Hoyer has a tall task ahead.