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.
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"For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.