The Cubs may be restless, but they are not young. At least that is how manager Dale Sveum views his ballclub. "We're not a young team," he said Sunday. "We've got a couple of young players, but there's no excuses. We've had plenty of guys who have played 300-400 major league baseball games already. "So using that as a crutch ... we have (Anthony) Rizzo that's obviously played a year, and everybody else has got three years under their belt. Plus, three or four minor league seasons. That's not, to me, considered a young player anymore. These guys have played a lot of baseball games. We've had a lot of that at every position now, as well as our bullpen, as well as our starters. People say we're young. We're not that young."
Cubs can't use youth as a crutch
Chicago Tribune | May 20