Originally written January 18, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Although the Chicago Cubs are coming off a 61-101 season, team president Theo Epstein sounded an optimistic tone in recent days as the team's push toward spring training heated up. "It's postseason or bust every year," Epstein said. "That's what our goal is." If teams and their executives, even realistic ones like Epstein, can't be optimistic in the middle of winter, they can never be optimistic. Cold reality figures to hit soon enough. Epstein was quick to point out that while he's optimistic for 2013, the long-term plan is still in effect. "That said, we're obviously building for something greater, which is a time when we can expect to be in the postseason every year," he said. "Behind the scenes, regardless of the results, there's progress being made, but as far as 2013, you can define it as a success or failure by whether we get to postseason or ultimately whether we win a World Series." The Cubs have ...
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