Chicago Cubs Need to Start Trading off Moveable Pieces to Build for Tomorrow

May 14, 2012 by  

Tom Ricketts didn't want to tell you this. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer won't publicly admit it. But even Dale Sveum, whose managerial career may depend on winning, must know. The Cubs brass harbored no illusions of being competitive this season.

Sure, Epstein laid out his plan to build from within. To do things the right way. The Cubs way.

But what he didn't want you to know is that the Cubs, if they are truly committed to this plan, will not be contenders for several years.

I realize they did tell us that rebuilding takes time. But if you recall, they all said—especiall...

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