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No shortcuts on Cubs' road to success

With a new front office, gone are the days of the Cubs overpaying declining veterans

Updated: November 2, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Jed Hoyer, the new general manager of the Chicago Cubs, said everything you need to know about his new team's recent history with this pithy line: "Unfortunately, we only saw the Cubs six or seven times a year." This was how the man named Jed, who spent the last two years in San Diego, started a longer answer on the state of the Cubs' defense.

Most Cubs fans would totally agree with that quote -- just take out the word "only."

I think he meant "unfortunately" ...

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