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Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci is the senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated and a two-time National Sportswriter of the Year.  His new book is “The Cubs Way:  The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse.”   We discussed how the team assembled by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer goes far beyond the “moneyball” statistics (including the notion that team chemistry is a real and very important thing), how it took a complete overhaul of the business model as well as the on-field product to build a winner, and why Joe Maddon gave up on trying to cure Jon Lester’s yips.