Cub Tracks stays between the lines

Foul play suspected, we got sole, and other bullets

The Bryce Harper rumors are alive until they’re dead, apparently. It doesn’t take much squinting to see the opposing narratives with a common conclusion: The Cubs need help.

But there are differences of opinion as to exactly what kinda help. A nebulous cry for federal aid, manna, and a beneficial turn of the karmic wheel? A big bat, big arm, a collection of smaller arms? A whole flock of bats?

The championship window is closing.

The neighborhood is getting gentrified. Competition is good. It’s not best to be the big wheel all of the time.

Theo Epstein has a different view, I’d wager. But he hasn’t revealed his turn at the wheel, he has just offered his spin:

“I understand the desire for a big name every winter. And there will be winters when we do acquire big names and there’s going to be winters when we don’t acquire a big name. I don’t know what category this winter will fall into yet, but there’s a chance that it’s going to be a winter where we don’t acquire a big name from outside the organization. That does not represent failure. We should be judged …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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