6/7 Life in the big leagues
You all know about the injuries and that the Cubs entered Tuesday’s game riding a seven-game losing streak. Has all the time in the Minor Leagues with the endless roster turnover prepped Mike Quade for the many lineup/roster changes he’s had to deal with?
“The turnover is fine and the kids’ energy is great,” Quade said. “It’s the talent level. That’s the toughest thing. The kids are giving you their heart and soul and we’re not having success. You keep telling them to keep working, their time will come. Maybe it’s months from now, weeks from now, who knows? There’s no time line.
“The difference is when this happens in the Minor Leagues, you run people out there and play your games and do what you do, and if you go through a tough streak, it’s no fun but it’s the Minor Leagues,” he said. “This is the big leagues. “I keep thinking about how much sweeter things will be when they get better, and they will get better.”
— Carrie Muskat