[WATCH] Ricketts: Cubs building 'toward a great franchise'

[WATCH] Ricketts: Cubs building 'toward a great franchise'
April 5, 2014, 8:45 pm
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Tom Ricketts joined Cubs Pregame Live before Saturday's game to discuss the direction of the franchise and how he believes they can get to where they want to be.

Among Ricketts' comments included:

" I feel like we're really starting to show tangible progress. The facilities, the talent, both on the field and in the front office. I think it's been great. We're starting to build toward a great franchise."

"The correlation between what you're spending on major league payroll and the amount of wins you have has never been weaker. The early Steinbrenner days where you could go out and sign a bunch of free agents and turn your team around in a year are gone. You have to build from within and even if you had a lot of money I'm not sure where you'd put it. You have to build the organization the right way."

"We'll have a foundation, we'll have financial flexibility and I can see us, and we project us to be where some of those top teams are. But we have to be careful not to make mistakes today that will cost us when we have those opportunities for the future."

See what else Ricketts had to say in the video above.