There’s been a lot of talk and criticism surrounding the way Dale Sveum has managed or mis-managed the Chicago Cubs this season. For example, some fans are concerned about the lack of intensity that once was there in spring training or playing LaHair against Right Handed pitchers, which he doesn’t do as well.
Anthony Rizzo is scheduled for Tuesday against the Mets. There’s a lot of excitement with his coming up. Rightfully so and it is a glimpse into the future of the organization.
I don’t think the criticism should be centred on Sveum. There’s not much he can do with the team he has. Yeah, the excitement with Rizzo is great but I believe Sveum is the manager that will bring a championship to the North Side.
I’ve been accused of optimism.