There are pissed-off Cubs fans who see the losing of the past few years through the same lenses they’ve worn since 1974. It’s all the same, all crap and it will never end.
There are those of us, however, who feel that this time is different. The Cubs have abandoned Band-Aid strategies for a grand plan. Like any plan worth its salt, it’s not easy, but if you’ve ever tried to get back in shape, you know that “no pain, no gain” is a real thing.
For those of us who believe in Theo Epstein and Co., this article by Ryan Ferguson of Cubs Insider is right on.
He writes: “The Cubs’ plan, to build through outstanding player development a sustainable roster of impact players who’ll flourish into their prime years at the same time whilst providing greater financial flexibility with which to acquire the accent pieces required to win championships, has been attempted by other teams in the past, but never with such discipline, sincerity or meaning.”
Well said, as they say.
And since he wrote it, I figured I’d add my visual take of the “Cubs Brain Trust.”
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