If it wasn't already obvious Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein made it clear what his goals are for the organization on offense moving forward.

"We're clearly not even close to where we want to be offensively” Epstein said Tuesday afternoon before the Cubs dropped a 4-3 game to the Milwaukee Brewers. “Getting on base is going to be the hallmark of this organization. And we’re not good at it yet.”

The irony is the Cubs are pretty good at some other important offensive categories but being first in the National League in extra base-hits and second in home runs means a whole lot less when you’re second to last in on-base percentage. There’s simply not enough men on base often enough when the big hits come.

“We are challenging ourselves every day to find a way to change that over the course of the long haul” Epstein said. “How do we develop more patience here even though our really talented players tend to be more aggressive?”