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Cubs plan on keeping core around for a while

When Theo Epstein began with the Padres, he found himself seated at a desk right between Eddie Epstein and Kevin Towers.

Eddie Epstein — no relation — was one of the first sabermetricians to work in the game. He might even be the first, depending on how you define sabermetrician. He built his view of the game around analytics; and he was frustrated because, as Epstein said in Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball,” “There was a profusion of new knowledge and it was easily ignored.”</…
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