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.”