The Chicago Cubs not had a beginning spot for shortstop Addison Russell, who was suspended because of the findings of an MLB home violence investigation. Nonetheless, that did not cease Theo Epstein from being unnecessarily complimentary of Russell and giving him one final pat on the again as he confirmed him the door.
Epstein talked about Russell’s self enchancment and the “development” he confirmed as an individual.
Of all of the individuals to get the grand ship off from Epstein, it is the underperforming shortstop that at no level in his profession was a league common hitter in keeping with OPS+?
One of the best ways to finish the Russell period in Chicago is to clean your fingers of the entire affair and begin anew on the place, not exit of your option to praise one of many disappointing Cubs’ largest distractions final 12 months.
Particularly close to the un-sanctimonious finish of the Russell period, there have been only a few positives for the Cubs to hold their hats on because it pertains to Russell. Epstein’s loving obituary for Russell’s tenure as a Cub comes off as poorly timed.