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 MESA, Ariz. (AP) - No matter what the record says, Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein insists he sees progress as he begins his third season in charge.
It hasn't shown at the major league level.
Epstein says the Cubs ''need to earn our way into a position where we're championship contenders on an annual basis'' and that they are moving toward that.
It hasn't been easy.
Pitchers and catchers reported on Thursday, and for the Cubs, it doesn't look like much will be different this season. They were relatively quiet in the offseason, although they did hire manager Rick Renteria to replace the fired Dale Sveum and made a run at star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, but mostly it looks like they are in for more rough times.

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