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Patience key as Cubs' Epstein era begins

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  • FILE- This Dec. 12, 2005, file photo, shows Boston Red Sox co-general manager Ben Cherington, left, and co-general manager Jed Hoyer, right, during their three month tenure as shared general manager during a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston. Cherington is expected to be promoted on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, when the Red Sox have scheduled a news conference to introduce Theo Epstein's replacement. Epstein resigned from Boston to take over as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and the teams said they would hold off on more announcements out of respect for the teams in the World Series; Tuesday is the next off-day.

    FILE- This Dec. 12, 2005, file photo, shows Boston Red Sox co-general manager Ben Cherington, left, and co-general manager Jed Hoyer, right, during their three month tenure as shared general manager during a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston. Cherington is expected to be promoted on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, when the Red Sox have scheduled a news conference to introduce Theo Epstein's replacement. Epstein resigned from Boston to take over as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs on Friday, and the teams said they would hold off on more announcements out of respect for the teams in the World Series; Tuesday is the next off-day.
    Associated Press

  • FILE- This July 21, 2010, file photo, shows former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif. The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs jointly announced Friday evening, Oct. 21, 2011, that effective immediately, Epstein has resigned from the Red Sox in order to become the new president of baseball operations for the Cubs.

    FILE- This July 21, 2010, file photo, shows former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein before a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif. The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs jointly announced Friday evening, Oct. 21, 2011, that effective immediately, Epstein has resigned from the Red Sox in order to become the new president of baseball operations for the Cubs.
    Associated Press

 
 

Theo Epstein comes here with all the right credentials and motivation, but a Cubs rebuild won't happen overnight -- or without growing pains.

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