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    "It truly feels great to be a Cub today," said Epstein at the introductory press conference. He considers his new job "the ultimate challenge."
    No, Theodore, the Pirates or some such small-market team is "the ultimate challenge". Going to a team that is going to let you spend 125 million dollars? Not so much.

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    I agree with what your saying, but they have been spending loads for years now and not even smelling playoffs. But I agree, its easier to do when you get anything/one you want.
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    Re: Theo Epstein - Blowhard

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    No, Theodore, the Pirates or some such small-market team is "the ultimate challenge". Going to a team that is going to let you spend 125 million dollars? Not so much.
    Really? When was the Last WS appearance for the Cubs? What about a WS title? The Pirates are no where near the challenge or pressure the Cubs bring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Really? When was the Last WS appearance for the Cubs? What about a WS title? The Pirates are no where near the challenge or pressure the Cubs bring.
    The Pirates haven't had a winning season in 19 years. The Cubs have had 9 winning seasons in that time frame. The Cubs payroll is at 125 million. The Pirates at 45 million. But the Cubs are the greater challenge. Right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bounty37h View Post
    I agree with what your saying, but they have been spending loads for years now and not even smelling playoffs. But I agree, its easier to do when you get anything/one you want.
    Well, they have actually been to the playoffs 3 times in the past 8 years, including back to back in 2007 and 2008.

    Anyone who thinks Epstein, and the guys he is bringing into the front office with him won't be a force with that team/division are mistaken. Chicago is easily the biggest market in this division and having someone with his experience might not end well for the other teams in the division.

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    Re: Theo Epstein - Blowhard

    But what about the goat?

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    Re: Theo Epstein - Blowhard

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    No, Theodore, the Pirates or some such small-market team is "the ultimate challenge". Going to a team that is going to let you spend 125 million dollars? Not so much.
    Excellent point.

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    Toronto is probably a tougher place to win. Pirates. Marlins. Baltimore. Oakland. KC. i could keep going.


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