Originally Posted by Kc61
I respectfully disagree. This is a team that last year went for the big stuff, the starting pitcher, Soriano, spent a lot of bucks. Now they are wisely filling in the missing pieces, a needed lefty bat, back-end of rotation guys, extra arms for depth (in the case of Wood, a high-risk and very high-reward guy).
This is how you try to win and, sooner or later, it will click and the Cubs will have a very big year. Maybe this year, maybe next, but soon.
Obviously the Cubs have a financial advantage, but I find their aggressiveness refreshing. I'm just not one to bank on pitching improving because "luck" may change and the other straws that people sometimes grasp at here.
Wood and Lieber have a recent injury history that suggests they may not be reliable. Lieber is declining. I just see both of them as high budget luxuries when cheaper, more reliable models without so much risk associated that they won't be available to pitch half the time would have a better chance at improving the team, and one of them probably won't be worth much when he does pitch.
FYI, I appreciate the tone of your post in disagreement. That has been going downhill of late in these parts.