In September, Theo Epstein had this to say to Chicago Cubs fans:
“I think obviously we really care about our fans and we want them to have a great experience, but we’re trying to be transparent about it,” Epstein said. “We have a plan and we have a vision and it won’t happen overnight, but given the way of things I think this is the best way to go.”
“There might be some tough things we have to tell (fans) along the way, and there might be another trading deadline in our future where we trade away 40 percent of a really good rotation,” Epstein said.
Since then, it’s been a fairly busy winter for the Cubs.