I'm a simple guy.
And I can be off a few games and still be satisfied. 78 this year, and 89 next year. Would that upset me? Hell no. It's progress.
The big picture has always been the goal. Theo said it would take five years to truly correct itself.
When they sucked, he sold parts, lowered payroll and saved money for when he was good.
Built farm, now spending. He will buy another ace this off-season, and we proceed from there.
I've been tracking since the day he was hired. We have seen everything coming, step for step.
****, the day, DAY Maddon opted out, everyone named us. Oh and look, we got him.
Lester, because he doesn't cost us a draft pick, and previous relationship to Theo.
Rizzo, right away. One of Theo's first pulls.
Bats in round 1, then loads up on college and HS arms, as well as guys he can sign under slot, so he can over slot the late round riskier picks.
I'm not in here tellin anyone to design our rings or pickin out years. I'm saying he's rebuilt the franchise, from Single A all the way up. **** he's even rebuilding Wrigley. He's getting a new TV deal. He's stocked the farm, the MLB club, the international roster, adding revenue streams galore, and that has NEVER taken place in Chicago.
So linear or not, I see the path, and expect improvement each year. Last year was better than 2013. Appears this year will surpass last. And I expect next year to surpass this one.
Will it all lead to glory? We'll find out. But at least now, we'll be in the hunt goin forward, and not havin to overhaul again in 2 years.