The Chicago Cubs manager Joe Madden is ready to get to the regular season which also means cuts to a squad that has given it’s all thus far. The Cubs have a target on their back this season where they are predicted to finish at the top of the league elites.
“We have a really good team, and I think we have the right guy leading us and the right pieces that we added to complement our team last year,” said 3rd baseman Kris Bryant, last year’s NL Rookie of the Year. “It’s going to be a whole lot of fun this year. I’m excited about what we can do. Everyone on this team feels that way.
“There is a target on our back now;” manager Joe Madden said. “People think we’re the team to beat. It’s like I told our guys on the first day of spring — embrace the target. Be glad that we have the kind of team that people expect big things from.”
The Cubs will resume Spring Training with games against the Reds, Rangers and Giants coming up next. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and be a part of the action!
The Chicago Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant is already ML ready according to his agent and the team. Bryant, who drove in 43-home runs while serving Double and Triple-A duty last season. Although there is talk of the Cubbies “hiding” Bryant until May or June, MLBPA director Tony Clark eluded that doing so takes away from the spirit of the game.
“We have always (believed) – and will continue to believe – that it’s in everyone’s best interests to have the best players playing at any particular time,” Clark said. “Any rules that are in place that some may be using against the spirit of how they may have been designed, we don’t believe (that’s) in anyone’s best interest – the fans, or anyone that loves our games, the players, or even the clubs for that matter. We will continue – as we always have – to monitor those types of scenarios and situations in the hopes that everybody does what’s best for the game.”
The Cubs take on the Oakland Athletics this Thursday at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available. Be sure to get yours now!
When Theo Epstein took over as President of Baseball Operations in 2011, he knew that it would take some time to rebuild the Cubs into a franchise that fans would be proud of. Fast forward three seasons and the former Executive of the Decade (from his time with the Boston Red Sox) is beginning to feel the frustration and heat from fans.
“We feel the same frustration,” Epstein said. “But I think I’d be really compromising the organization if we decided just because we were frustrated and people around us were frustrated that we would scrap the plan and try to add some things cosmetically to make it look better than it really is. There’s a really high bar we’re aiming for and we know we’re going to get there and it’s going to be sustainable.”
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