The Chicago Cubs are riding a nine-game losing streak and fans are vocally upset. When it comes to the organization, there have been questions about its drive to win. After winning in 2016, expectations were set at an unprecedented level. But was David Ross a byproduct of bad timing or a failure in the making forcing the Cubs to fire him mid-season?
After firing manager Joe Maddon, the Cubs brought Rossy in and then held a firesale after less than 200 games. They purged their team and expected him to roll with it. He did and now the Cubs are giving up nine combined runs from the fourth to fifth innings against the Padres en route to a 19-5 demolishing.
Is The Blame Solely On David Ross?
David Ross took a .473 career-winning percentage into his third season as the Chicago Cubs manager. In 62 games since, it’s dropped to .451 after Wednesday’s loss to San Diego. It doesn’t inspire confidence but he hasn’t exactly been driving the best possible ship in roster construction.
This is a rebuild after all right? So giving the manager little to work with but expecting greatness is the path fans chose?
It isn’t all bad of course, since lightning did strike with rookie sensation Christopher Morel. While fans can be excited about making history, there is a lot to question when it comes to David Ross making decisions, like benching a hot hitter right before a doubleheader.
Will the Chicago Cubs actually fire David Ross 62 games into the 2022 season? There are arguments for it without question. But Jed Hoyer has a say in this club too and his name isn’t the one being screamed.
Does Rossy deserve the sole critique or can we chalk this up to a culmination of bad seeking a scapegoat?
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