It's tough to rebuild when you don't have the pieces. It's even tougher with the new draft/foreign players money restrictions rules in place.
People will say that the Cubs are going about this the so called right way. But to me, without the ability to pay over slot, and a mediocre -- at best -- farm system, this team will have to lose 90+ games a year for about 5 or 6 more years before they have enough homegrown cornerstones. And that's if they do an outstanding job developing players at the minor league level.