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08:25 AM ET 11.17 | The shakeup may continue on the field as well. When the Cubs brought in Theo Epstein, it was assumed he was going to shake things up quite a bit in order to get the organization to a level of sustained success. Along those lines, Theo and new GM Jed Hoyer are letting word loose at the GM meetings in Milwuakee that they are willing to listen to trade offers on everybody on the team. Three separate national writers tweeted news Wednesday morning. ... One would assume Starlin Castro is not a part of "everybody." Unless he fetches all of some team's Top 10 prospects, it would be crazy to think of the new Cubs' brass getting rid of the 21-year-old phenom. But guys like Matt Garza and Sean Marshall could easily be available.

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November 17, 2011  08:28 AM ET

The Cubs need to concentrate on building this franchise from the inside out. Develop the talent from within, Theo.

November 17, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Good luck with the team, Theo. As for trading "anyone", well... we'll believe it when we see it.

Be happy to take Matt Garza off your hands....

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November 17, 2011  08:51 AM ET

That's great, but the problem is.....................no one wants ANYONE they have

November 17, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That's great, but the problem is.....................no one wants ANYONE they have

More like no one wants anyone they are willing to get rid of

November 17, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

More like no one wants anyone they are willing to get rid of

No one wants the CONTRACTS of the guys they're willing to give.

November 17, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Its sad to say but for the next couple of years it looks like the Cubs will have to really bite the bullet in order to retool the whole organization...trade whatever you can for whatever you can get ...the Cub faithful will always be there always have been always will.....

November 17, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Cubs need to concentrate on building this franchise from the inside out. Develop the talent from within, Theo.

Theo probably doesn't read the comment sections on Fannation looking for advice. Other than that, I have no issues with this.

November 17, 2011  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Its sad to say but for the next couple of years it looks like the Cubs will have to really bite the bullet in order to retool the whole organization...trade whatever you can for whatever you can get ...the Cub faithful will always be there always have been always will.....

There's a reason why Theo took on the job with the Cubbies. The passions, the history, and the frustrations are very similar in the two windy cities.

Unlike with Boston, he's not going to be walking into a situation where the team was almost there. If he can pull it off, he'll truly make a name for himself. If not... well the money is good.

November 17, 2011  10:26 AM ET

Worry about finding a manager, then worry about trades...

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November 17, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Fixed.

Nice.

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November 17, 2011  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You are obviously not familiar with the Cub's business model.Cart-before-horse

More like horse crap-before the cart-before the horse.

(Yeah, I know it makes no sense, but we are talking the Cubs here, right?)

November 17, 2011  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Fixed.

they need a bring your goat to the stadium night...something...

November 17, 2011  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Nice.

Nice avi.

November 17, 2011  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That's great, but the problem is.....................no one wants ANYONE they have

you never know there could be more than one team who will take a few players from this franchise, the yankees would take garza and zambrano just to name a few in there!!

November 17, 2011  12:47 PM ET

the cubs would do whatever it takes in order to revamp their minor system, but they are well aware that they have to sacrifice some cash in a few contracts, not team will take trades without removing some money from any hefty contracts!

 
November 17, 2011  12:49 PM ET

the cubs top priority its their minor system, they are focus in rebuilding the minor system, second they will work any trades to add some power in their lineup,

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