Theo Epstein brings a new direction to the Cubs as the team's new president of baseball operations, but the Cubs faced other transformations under Dallas Green and Andy MacPhail that brought change but didn't produce a World Series team.
George Leclaire | Staff Photographer
Theo Epstein has captured the media's attention, but will he be able to deliver on his promise to build a consistent playoff contender, something Dallas Green and Andy MacPhail couldn't accomplish in their tenures.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Hired in 1994 to rebuild the Chicago Cubs, Andy MacPhail resigned as team president Oct. 1, 2006. Five years later, another young baseball executive, Theo Epstein, begins his regime.
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Theo Epstein's hiring by the Cubs is the third major hiring of a baseball executive by the team in the last 30 years. Whether Epstein has more success than past hires Dallas Green and Andy MacPhail remains to be seen. We take a look at some of the historical parallels that led to these three major hirings.