Chicago Cubs: Why isn’t this young core playing to its potential?

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Chicago Cubs: Paying for talent

It’s time to stop thinking about money and start thinking about playing.  Mr. Hoyer and Mr. Epstein, please don’t make the imprudent decision to even consider buying and overpaying for another child until the team is playing to their potential.


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"“I’m not ruling anything out,” Epstein said. “I think we have a lot of moving parts and we have an open mind and we have a lot of desire to get better. So I’m not ruling anything in or anything out.”"

Oh boy.

Now that could be a lot of smoke and mirrors just like, ‘Don’t tell the investors you’re broke,’ but Epstein has made gut moves before and paid a lot of money for those moves with Cubs high-paid notables, such as Yu Darvish, Brandon Morrow and Cole Hamels.

That’s why it’s really not about Bryce Harper. It’s about taking the team we all love and giving them some tough love. It’s time to play to your potential or get traded. Fans see the possibility of repeating a trip to the World Series slipping away over the last two seasons. For a team that has more money committed to their 2019 team than any other in the big leagues, expectations are understandably high.

The question remains:  if no one could get the Cubs to play to their potential before, how are they going to do it now?

dark. Next. Give them a report card