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What Theo Epstein inherits

By Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus (ESPN Insider content, so some/many of you won't be able to open it). I normally like BP's work, but I find this piece to be incredibly sloppy. Among the items I disagree with and/or are just flat wrong... I consider the catching position to be an area of strength for the Cubs' system. While there isn't a bona fide stud prospect, there seems to be a guy at every level with the chance to make the bigs and compete for a starting spot (or surely a back-up spot). I'd think that puts the Cubs in better position than most clubs. DJLM is listed as a prospect who has shown power in the minors. Um... no. Listing Campana as "not the answer" should depend on what the question is. Most of us who like TC feel he could be an effective bench piece (or even weapon). You still need those. I didn't think scouts were all that "mixed" on Szczur, at least no more so than any other prospect. Goldstein apparently assumes Cashner will not be tried in the rotation, which may or may not be the case. There are other opinions that just seemed a little... lazy. About the only section I thought he nailed was SP. Discuss.

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