When Theo came to Boston, they were already a winning team. The Boston and Chicago situations were two different narratives. In Boston, you had a situation where in they were good enough get there, but still loose (1986 for example) whereas in the Cubs situation, they never get there at all. It must be remembered that Boston had a 90 win season before Theo got there.
The situation that he came into here was completely different from the one in Boston. He didn’t have to start from zero there as he has had to do here. I will not go so far as to say that he doesn’t know what he is doing, but I will say that he is in much more unfamiliar ground than he was in Boston. Now this team may go so low that the bottom looks like up, but as I see it, it’s going to be another 3 years before the team is realistically competitive.
I’d like to see Luke do a story on the quality of teaching at the minor league level. Is the level of coaching throughout the minor league system where it should be? That’s something in which I hope the FO is taking a good, hard look. So many teams with such great systems, the Cards, the Braves and the Rangers have winning seasons and low draft picks, but they still come up with good players. The difference has to be in the teaching.
This is not going to happen next year, and probably not the year after that. We all want it so bad, but I believe that 5 years is what it’s going to take before the farm system starts producing, we have three years left folks