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Theo Epstein to Address Cubs' Disappointing Season

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein is set to address the media at Wrigley Field on Monday after the team missed the postseason for the first time in five years. 

The Cubs have already decided to move on from manager Joe Maddon, but there are plenty of other questions that remain to be answered in the wake of the team's first playoff-less season in half a decade. 

For starters, what will the team's coaching staff look like next season? With Maddon gone most of the attention will turn to whom the team will choose as their next manager, but the futures of pitching coach Tommy Hottovy and hitting coach Anthony Iapoce are up in the air after a disappointing season. 

After the coaching staff is settled, there will be plenty of personnel decisions to make as well. Will the Cubs non-tender Addison Russell? Will they look to potentially trade a high-profile player to try to replenish a depleted farm system? Will they re-sign Nicholas Castellanos or Cole Hamels? 

Those personnel questions likely won't be the focus of Epstein's press conference on Monday, but fans will likely be able to glean some clues about the team's direction from what the president has to say. The team is in need to a jumpstart after a subpar season, and it seems likely that they will make some serious moves to get back into the postseason. 

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