By: Will Farlow
The Chicago Cubs finished the 2023 season with a rough finish to the regular season halting their postseason hopes. The Northsiders have a good farm system with talent at the major league level. David Ross did a phenomenal job developing this young Cubs team to where it currently is in the 2023-2024 offseason. The Cubs ownership and front office sees the team can try to get back to the World Series in the near future. I feel this is why the Cubs yesterday made a move early in their offseason that fans will never forget. Late Monday afternoon the Chicago Cubs fired manager David Ross to hire former Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell.
Craig Counsell becoming the manager for the Chicago Cubs is a very smart, aggressive move by the Chicago Cubs front office. Counsell is in line to be the National League Manager of the Year for 2023. The Cubs signed their new manager to a five year 40 million-dollar-deal which is the largest manager contract in MLB history. I like this move for a young Cubs team that now has its fanbase in the cold Chicago months ahead dreaming of another World Series push in 2024. The Cubs already have strong talent around the baseball diamond and the pitching staff. Prospects like Pete Crowe Armstrong and youngsters like Christopher Morel give the fans hope for the future. The Cubs needed a manager also to make better in game decisions , and Counsell brings his experience to the Northside of Chicago. I also heard form analysts on Twitter that the Cubs manager job was a dream choice for Counsell.
The Cubs also just found stronger NL Central rivalry grow with the Milwaukee Brewers following their new manager hire. The Brewers owner spoke saying the new Cubs manager is no longer welcome by his organization and the community in Milwaukee. Brewers fans will sure be circling matchups in the future with the Cubs and their new manager. Congratulations to a talented Chicago Cubs team being aggressive early by bringing in the right manager to take them back to a possible World Series in the near future. Good luck to the new Chicago Cubs manager Craig Counsell. I personally think the Cubs made in the first day of free agency the biggest free agent signing of the year. Fans of other Major League Baseball teams should take notice of this team that calls historic Wrigley Field home. Chances are this will not be the only aggressive offseason move by the Cubs, but I give them props for a smart hire in their new manager Craig Counsell.
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