Chicago Cubs could learn from Giants’ post-championship mistakes
By Tyler Jadah
Cubs’ magic from ’16 missing on both sides
Look at Jason Heyward’s Game 7 speech in extra innings. Take into account Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo‘s bromance or Javier Baez’ fiery style of play for the Cubs. The Giants don’t have that anymore. Pablo Sandoval used to be that spark but his departure for more money in Boston completely derailed him. Hunter Pence was the spark plug in the clubhouse, but he too has flattened out.
So Cubbies, what did you learn?
As the Cubs roll into San Francisco for a three-game set, they can learn from the Giants’ troubles and see first hand; the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Unlike the Giants, the Cubs boast an impressive young, controlled team and possess a fierce and competitive clubhouse.
The front office, headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, have already demonstrated that minor tweaks are key in ensuring the Cubs can compete for years.