Chicago Cubs: A return to the Fall Classic
The next thing on Epstein’s wish list is to win the World Series in 2019. The Cubs’ front office head knows he must deliver the goods for his team and he believes with some minor tweaks, he has the right group to do it. Like any good boss though, Epstein is attacking on all fronts.
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He’s given notice to Cubs skipper, Joe Maddon that he wants to see him more in the field with the players and wants to see better results from the offense. The team let Chili Davis walk after just one year in hopes of jump-starting the bats. Time will tell if such a move pays off.
As I mentioned, Epstein badly desires a healthy group of arms that can get the job done for him next season. The rest of the National League Central is improving by leaps and bounds and, in case you forgot, last season didn’t wind up quite like Epstein had envisioned – despite 95 regular season victories.
Epstein wants the Cubs to go into games strong and healthy, get ahead early and then finish them off in the late innings. Take things one day, one series at a time. If the Cubs can keep the game all business while staying healthy, Santa may have delivered Epstein’s big present – another World Series championship.