Posted by jiml60 on 3/7/2012 12:48:00 PM (view original):
Under the Tribune, it pretty much was a failure. Theo & Co. are basically starting from scratch. It is a system filled with potential in the lower levels but devoid of any major impact players at the upper levels. So it is going to take a couple seasons before the lower level guys either start producing at the ML level or their value is high enough to be included in trades for established ML players.
Yep. The problem the Cubs have had isn't getting the talent, it's been developing it. Corey Patterson is a prime example. There was nothing that kid couldn't do on a baseball field, yet they couldn't fully bring it out of him. Now, that's THE aim of the system....development. I love it.