(CBS) – When Theo Epstein took over as Cubs president of baseball operations in October of 2011, he had a very clear goal: to build an organization that enjoyed sustained success.
To do so, Epstein said he and his team would need to revamp the Cubs’ entire farm system. In the roughly 18 months since he came to Chicago, Epstein has done just that. Heading into the 2013 season, the Cubs’ farm system has been ranked as high as fifth in all of baseball.
Though he’s no longer considered a prospect, Anthony Rizzo, an Epstein product, will be a major factor in the Cubs’ building a system that can have sustained success.
“I believe in Anthony Rizzo,” Epstein told The Mully and Hanley Show. “I would bet on this guy’s future.”