In a post yesterday I joked that the last position player from our minor league system to play for the cubs for five years was Mark Grace. If that seems ridiculous to you, it should. This problem is its virtually true. The only players to come out of our farm system since 1980, and played five seasons for the cubs is Grace, and Dunston. I looked at the other teams in our division to see how many they have had and the numbers dwarf the cubs.
3.)Pirates- Kendall, Tony Pena,Kevin Young, Bonilla, Bonds, Carlos Carcia, Jose Lind, Omar Moreno, Dave Parker
Why can't our management seem to find one diamond in the ruff(is that right). Are we unlucky, do we need better management, more scouts, new scouts, do we favor veterans, do we bring young players up to soon? I don't have the answers but it seems something has to change in the minor league system for the cubs. Its a young mans game, and the cubs are getting older. It seems by choice!