Theo Epstein had enough self-awareness and message-control savvy to make a prediction during a spring-training session with Cubs beat writers in 2012.
The Cubs are coming.
Theo Epstein said the organization's top prospects have used that as a rallying cry as they worked out over the winter.
Everybody has a different opinion on prospects.
It's part of the reason why they're called "prospects." There are no guarantees with young players. They're all just possibilities.
How can the Cubs know Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is worth the risk that comes with a nine-figure investment?