Cubs and the top 3 gifts David Ross wants from Santa
Chicago Cubs: Win baby!
1. Make a run for the postseason and take another championship
If there’s one thing that David Ross would love to do in his first year as a manager and that’s win the whole thing.
He’s got front office support and fan support. Ross has got the players support. There is no doubt that they are going to love having him as their skipper. He’s got an owner that would love to give him a good winning team to show – “they” didn’t make a mistake picking the 7th inning 2016 World Series Hero as the new leader of their team. So why shouldn’t he make a run for it?
Ross is in a unique position, whether he knows it or not. The Cubs are at the point where they have to get the max play from their regular horseman due to contracts coming up in the next year or so. The chance and window to capitalize on this team are growing small.
Everyone is hyper-aware that the Cubs have to make a run for the postseason this year or next. After that, the Chicago Cubs will have a new team of young players coming in to take some of those valuable spots on the infield, and we’ll say goodbye to last remnants of the 2016 Cubs for the most part.
By 2022 the team will look different, and maybe just a few pitchers might remain. In most respects, it will be a rebuilding of the team, no matter how competitive Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein wants or expects them to continue to be. Everyone knows, and everyone is watching because this year and maybe next are our best chances of still winning a championship.
By all respects, the picking of Ross was a lot like how the Chicago Bears felt several years ago when they thought they had a super bowl team and just needed the right coach to make it all work. Ross has been cast in the savior’s role for the Chicago Cubs.
Can he pull it all together and make a run for the postseason his first year as a manager? It would be one of the tremendous historic MLB and Chicago Cub stories for sure. No wonder its Ross’ number one wish: Win baby!
Let’s hope Santa is listening, as I’ve said before – he is a North Sider.