Four Cubs storylines for second half

July, 9, 2012
7/09/12
11:24
AM CT
Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
Archive
CHICAGO -- At Cubs Convention, this is what team president Theo Epstein said about competing in his first season as designated savior:

"If we stay healthy, and one or two or three or four of the players we have actually take a big developmental step forward, I think you might look up and be surprised in the middle of the summer," he said.

On Opening Day, this is what team chairman Tom Ricketts said about his team's chances:

"The fact is, I think this is a very compelling team," he said. "People are going to enjoy watching these guys play."

Are you surprised in a good way? Compelled? Have you enjoyed the first half of the "crap show," I mean the 2012 season?

Read the entire story.

Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jason Hammel
WINS ERA SO IP
8 2.98 104 108
OTHER LEADERS
BAS. Castro .287
HRA. Rizzo 30
RBIA. Rizzo 71
RA. Rizzo 81
OPSA. Rizzo .889
ERAT. Wood 4.72
SOJ. Arrieta 135