"The Plan" for the Cubs has always involved patience, mostly surrounding the development of all the young, talented prospects in the farm system.
But while these highly-touted youngsters grow, the Cubs have struggled to put a consistent, winning team together on Wrigley Field, failing to capture a series during the first month of the season.
After the first weekend in May, however, the club finally got some momentum going as they took their home series with the division rival St. Louis Cardinals and tallied a three-game winning streak in the process.
So is everything starting to click now for the Cubs?
"We got three-in-a-row and were hoping to get the ball game yesterday," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said on SportsTalk Live before the opening game of the Crosstown Cup. "It didn't happen. But I think every single day we chip away. We get closer to being the club we want to be. We've made a lot of improvements."
See what else Renteria had to say about his first year with the Cubs in the video above.