Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
In other words more of the "we're Chicago's American League team..." philosophy.
That hasn't worked very well over the past 30 years and I suspect it's not going to work in the future.
The Cubs, in my opinion, ARE your competition Rick...you are both trying to get customers in a difficult economy with a limited amount of money to spend.
I've never understood that philosophy espoused by JR. If I'm a businessman I want to kill my competition, but that's just me.
In terms of the stand point of on field talent, Hahn is right that we are not in direct competition with the Cubs. The GM shouldn't be making moves to one up the Cubs. The whole "We are Chicago's American League Team and not in direct competition with the Cubs" philosophy is a problem in terms of marketing but that's it. If Brooks said that I would be very worried. When Hahn says it, I don't mind it.