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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Theo Epstein won’t blame Cubs ownership for lack of resources

Theo Epstein

The Chicago Cubs are off to a rough start this season after an offseason that promised much but ultimately didn’t result in many big moves.

Amid questions over whether the Ricketts family’s ownership has done enough to help the Cubs remain competitive in an increasingly difficult NL Central, team president Theo Epstein dismissed those concerns on Monday.

There are a lot of fans who would’ve wanted to see the Cubs more actively pursue bigger-name free agents this offseason, and even now, many would argue that they should be pursuing Craig Kimbrel or someone of that caliber as their team struggles early. The question is whether they can’t do it financially or whether they just don’t see it as necessary.

As it stands, the Cubs are a miserable 2-7. Epstein is falling on the sword for now, but it’s fair to wonder if the team was bankrolled enough this offseason.

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