David Ross never lost faith in the Cubs’ core players. As they embark on what might be a last hurrah, ‘I still have to trust in that group.’
Even in the gloomiest of times, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross didn’t completely abandon embattled closer Craig Kimbrel.
And despite a miserable performance by the offense this season, Ross never made sudden and radical changes to the lineup.
Ross’ loyalty will be put to the test, as will the legacy of the core group largely responsible for the 2016 World Series title, when the Cubs open their best-of-three National League wild-card series Wednesday at Wrigley Field against a young and relentless Miami Marlins team.
“Anything can happen in a short series,” said Ross, who admitted to feeling butterflies Monday night, “but I’m going to continue to rely on these guys that have gotten us to