Originally Posted by doublem23
What will make the Cubs rebuild work, whenever they decide to do it, is that they are still one of Major League baseball's money machines. They will eventually be able to pay for top-notch talent. They're not going to be able to compete as long as they pretend like they can rebuild the organization from bottom up. That basically never works in baseball.
Right, and in the meantime the Ricketts clan will be pocketing substantial sums of money that can be used to pay down debt or finance stadium renovations. They will get away with it because Cub fans will continue to renew their season tickets regardless of how long the team continues to suck and regardless of how low the team's payroll gets.