We’re to blame as well
I think that we in the media are partially to blame for that. All the talk of this young team and the potential to become a “dynasty.” The start that the Cubs had last season made anything less look weak in the eyes of the fans. And it’s been poor, but “the plan” that Theo Epstein put in place over five years ago worked to perfection. We all trusted in the losing in hopes that it would bring us a winner. And it did. And immediately those same fans that believed Epstein are ready to ship out Maddon and a third of the roster. Are we serious here? WTH?
Maddon is responsible for some of the Cubs poor play on the field. But he isn’t the scapegoat, no matter how much some of you want to see it. Think about this. After winning 97 games and then 103, the Cubs are off to a 25-27 start–and you’re ready to fire a guy. Schwarber has played LESS than a full season and has been spectacular in the postseason, and many of you want to trade him.
You drove out Starlin Castro as well, and he’s having one of his best offensive seasons to date. This isn’t an endless supply of talent. You can’t just replace every player that struggles. This is what you get with a team this young. Time to look back on the patience you had once to get here and pull from that because many of you seem to have forgotten what it means to be a Cubs’ fan.