Theo & co. are scrambling to create the illusion of progress as their target contention date of 2014 inches backwards. This was supposed to be the year that Castro, Samardzijaajsdjija, Rizzo, Brett Jackson et al. were supposed to take the big leap forward and vault them over .500 next year. It didn't happen, but they have to act like everything is going according to the master plan. Time for the front office to put their money where their mouth is.
I will say that the Cubs farm system is looking awfully good right now. Between Baez, Soler, Almora, and Bryant alone they're probably going to get something good. At the same time, I'll believe it when I see it. I remember when Corey Patterson and Felix Pie were franchise-changers who were going to take them to the next level.
Right now, just gotta hope that the Sox get there first.