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Cubs certainly need a role model

Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:42 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

I really don't mean this as a slight to either the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer or Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan -- both are top-notch beat reporters on one of the toughest beats in the game. When you're a baseball beat writer, you're always reaching for something new, something a little different and can often get stuck in a rut. Sometimes you want to branch out from the mundane day-to-day results and look at the bigger picture. With the Cubs, there are plenty of big-picture articles that can be written, including how the team should move forward.

But, well, I did find these two back-to-back entries in my Google Reader amusing enough to share:


Me? I'm with Sully, I'll aim high and shoot for emulating the Red Sox, although the Marlins are nothing to sneeze at -- especially as the team in South Florida prepares to move into a new stadium and have a nice young nucleus of talent.

Anyway, just something that struck me as funny. Both stories are well worth reading and certainly have merit. 

Sun-Times: "Marlins are a model as Cubs develop talent"

Tribune: "Red Sox a role model franchise for Cubs"

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Cubs certainly need a role model

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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:40 pm

Cubs certainly need a role model

  Why would any team want emulate a certain team?  I understand that watching how a winning team operates is nice, but you still need to do it your own way, or get rid of the people who can't figure this out.  A GM's job is to build a winning team.  If he is trying to just copy some one elses thought process, fire him and I'll do it for you for half his price.  It's like an NFL team running there draft because of what Mel Kiper thinks.  Mel is very smart, but as a team, you make your decision on what you think not what anyone else has in mind.  You can't just say something like "well The Heat went out and got all these great players, I think we should do that this year'. It doesn't quite work that way.  Ittakes time and a lot of hard work to build a winning team.  You have to do it your own way, don't worry about what others are doing!

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