Cubs honor developmental staff during postseason

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The Cubs are one of Chicago’s most beloved sports franchises. Despite their historical winning deficiency, Chicagoans have supported the team in droves. Now that the team is a contender, more fans are sprouting up in support.

The people most responsible for the Cubs’ turnaround isn’t the coaching staff or the front office — though both groups have been phenomenal — it has been the people leading the development of the Cubs’ young prospects.

In game 3 of the NLDS, the North Siders brought their development and scouting staff along the warning track to be recognized on the video boards.

When team president Theo Epstein was hired in 2011, he was brought in to completely rejuvenate the roster. The Cubs have since acquired the likes of Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo, signed Jorge Soler, and drafted Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber.

Epstein lauded the works of his development staff for “identifying the best young talent,” per ESPN.

We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the contributions of our scouts and development staff, Epstein said. It’s been a four-year process and they’ve been instrumental at identifying the best young talent, acquiring it and grooming it in our minor league system. We’re getting results a lot sooner than we expected.

The Cubs have possibly the best young core in baseball, soon they may have the best roster in the sport.

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