Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/28/12

A 12-game losing streak and a return to Wrigley Field brought the bosses out on Monday.

Team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer met the media. They were on-message, saying they were as frustrated as the fans by the team's losing ways but that the Cubs' long-term plan for success remains intact.

"It's got to be frustrating," Epstein said before the Cubs went out and snapped their skid with an 11-7 victory over San Diego on a windblown Memorial Day at Wrigley Field. "I understand it. The fans have a right to be upset anytime we're not playing winning baseball, especially during stretches like this. I understand it.

"If we start making decisions based on it or scrap plans because of it or try to put band-aids on situations, we would be doing the fans a disservice in the long run."

Aside from Monday, the Cubs have been struggling to score runs most of the season. They entered the day ranked 14th in the National League in runs scored. They were 13th in home runs, 14th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging.

"We have guys that have good track records that aren't hitting," Hoyer said. "Right now we're going through it; it all happens at once. Some of it's patience. You've got to be somewhat patient to get out of it, but we're also very open to making moves. A lot of our conversations are what we can do to shake things up, what we can do to change the roster a little bit. We'll keep looking at those things.

"We don't have the most flexible roster in the world because of some players' options and situations. But we don't want to get into a situation where we start dumping guys off just to make a point. We're a little bit constrained, but that doesn't mean we don't talk a lot about what we can do to improve things. And we're all in this together. No one is more or less responsible for what's going on. We're all in this together and we have to figure out a way to get through this."

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