Chicago Cubs: Top three signs the team isn’t in decline

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Chicago Cubs: Let the manager do the talking

The last sign that things are not in decline for the Cubs is that everyone in the organization has been energized by the hiring of new manager and World Series Game 7 hero, David Ross. Ross was already a member of the front office and made such an impression to the leadership and ownership that it was Ross’ job to lose.

Because the fans already know and love Ross, there’s not many questions or second-guessing (yet) of the new North Side skipper. Initially the tides of opinion were saying he didn’t have enough manager or bench coach experience to stand at the helm. Of course, once the decision is made all that talk just goes by the wayside since none of the critics are paying his salary.

With everyone so energized over the new leadership choice of Ross, once again the expectations are rising and the rumblings around those fireplaces in Chicago is that the team wants to be in the thick of it again next year and will be hot come spring.

With all the investigations going on in baseball, you never know which of the Cubs opponents might be affected and change the dynamic of competition next season.  As long as the Cubs are “clean” and are not running from a “say it isn’t so, Joe,” type-moment of their own that we don’t know about, then that’s another positive for our team.

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It seems that the Cubs players are energized over Ross and with a new captain of the ship, things are definitely on the upswing.