Commentary

BP Daily: Not taking care of their Cubs

Concerns about drafting and development are hampering the North Siders

Originally Published: July 21, 2009
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

At first glance, the Chicago Cubs should be an obvious pursuer of Roy Halladay. Selected by most to run away with the National League Central this season, they instead have been treading water with a record consistently around the .500 mark (the overall weakness of the division has kept them a mere two games back of the St. Louis Cardinals). Halladay could be the difference for any team in that division, but the dark cloud hanging over the Cubs' ownership situation and a current owner spending significant time in bankruptcy court likely prevent them from taking on the Toronto Blue Jays ace's contract.


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