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Chicago Cubs: Looking back on some of Theo Epstein’s best trades

Jan 16, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein speaks as President Barack Obama listens at a ceremony honoring the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in the East Room at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 16, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein speaks as President Barack Obama listens at a ceremony honoring the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in the East Room at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Cubs’ President Theo Epstein has kept his promise by turning this organization into a World Series club. Dating back to his first days with the North Siders, he has made some solid moves.

Right now, we’re not going to discuss the free agent signings that Epstein has done as a member of the Chicago Cubs. However, bringing in guys such as Jon Lester, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward, John Lackey, and Joe Maddon has helped a bunch.

Over the years up until last November, Cubs fans have been watching other teams take the field for the World Series. Year after year, it became to get more and more frustrating as Chicago was eliminated from playoff contention.

Sitting at the bottom of the National League Central, watching other powerhouses fight their way towards a World Series title. Now that the dust has settled, it feels great to be on top of the world.

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That’s a little reference to the song that was used during the Cubs Convention video tribute near the end. The song titled, ‘Ontop of the World’ by Imagine Dragons during a highlight of our lovable heroes during the parade.

Honestly, that was one of the most difficult video packages to watch other than Game 7 of the World Series itself. And that has to be saying something right there.

Only the Beginning

When it was all said and done, the original cornerstone of this masterpiece was part of the third and final out. Stuffing a baseball into his back pocket, Anthony Rizzo rushed over to his teammates who were already mobbing around the mound.

Rizzo was one of many trades made by Theo Epstein and company. A trade that will forever go down as one of the greats in Cubs history. So, let’s look back at other men who have been acquired to help turn this club into World Series winners.

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