The Cubs Are Back
Time for cautious optimism to end, and reality to set in. No more, what ifs.
Theo’s mess is back. The Cubs drop two games to the Yankees. Why? There are several reasons we can look at, including the Yankees threw top notch with an ERA under 2.00. Both Yankee starting pitchers have an ERA of less than 2.00.
Another. No real vets on the team. No mentors. No vet consistent power hitters. Weak bullpen, and the starting rotation sub-consciously taking it a notch down to reflect the rest of the team.
This is all in the name of youth, and the future. Theo forgot one thing in the equation. Now counts for the future.
This scenario is liken to a classroom without teachers, and without the teachers the future might tend to become chaotic. No team leaders of peers. No MLB ‘star’ quality.
I will not come out, and say Dale Sveum was a great Manager. He was not but, it was Epstein who hired him in the first place, and I might add with the highest of accolades from Epstein.
On the other hand, what can you do if, the front office runs 50 plus players through the roster in 1 season? Cubs have a bad year, and Epstein has Sveum take the hit while Epstein continues unscathed with just as much blame if not more for this whole scenario.
You can’t field even the best minor league squad, and expect them to consistently compete in the majors.
Now it’s Rick Renteria’s mess to inherit. Is he next in line to take the hit for Epstein or, will Tom Ricketts finally rid Cubs fans of the biggest impedance to a Cubs contender? That being, Theo Epstein who, has so far been unable to do the whole job.
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