Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Grow Your Own---Cubs Need to Produce Better Homegrown Talent
What's the difference between the Cubs and a successful team like, say, the Phillies? (Except the lunk-headed fans.) The answer: Home-produced talent. Crain's Ed Sherman absolutely nails it when he points out the dearth of homegrown talent, referring to first-round busts as Luis Montanez, Bobby Brownlie, and Ryan Harvey. And let us add the not-quite luminary names of Mark Pawalek, Ty Griffin, and the evil Ben Christensen. "The Cubs need to produce impact players if they want to end the 102-year drought," Sherman says. "It's as simple as that." Amen.