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2012 Cubs Offseason: Curt Schilling Predicts Chicago Will Win World Series

The Chicago Cubs offseason has not been one of particularly sparkling acquisitions or breath-taking trades, but that does not six-time All-Star Curt Schilling from predicting the team has built a foundation for success. According to ESPN Chicago, Schilling spoke on the Waddle & Silvy show, soundly praising the handiwork of Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein:

"I would feel very comfortable putting a very large chunk of money that [a World Series title] would happen in the next five to 10 years..."

Schilling went on to explain how Epstein's business intelligent and baseball innovations taught Schilling lessons he then later transferred to his own personal business dealings.

"He understands the human element to this. A lot of what I learned from and about Theo I've taken into my company and tried to help my company grow. Theo gets it, and it's not lost on the people who played for him. He's the only general manager I ever played around who fit into the clubhouse..."

A long-time pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Schilling finished his career with the Boston Red Sox under Epstein, wining two World Series with the club in 2004 and 2007.

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