Originally Posted by Smokey Burg
I've seen enough Cub rebuiling plans to last the rest of my lifetime. I truly believe that if they went out and filled in a few holes when they had their winning streak in June-July that they would have been competitive until the end of the season. Instead, they gut the team for a bunch of AA players most of whom probably will not make it to MLB. I don't expect to see Cubs in post season play for a long time.
But what would have been the point of being competitive when you outdraw most franchises anyway? You also still have good revenue from TV.
So many teams are better right now in the NL. I actually am fine with them taking it slow. If the Sox can wake up and get another title, I won't care. Their relevance in Chicago depends on the Cubs' failure.