What the intrinsic value is of the Cubs having the 10th best system in the league aside (I tend to think the boards are overvaluing what this really means), your argument is a bit like saying "we shouldn't be surprised that organizations that take a winning strategy and execute well end up winning". The fact is, their strategy around investing and their strategy around player development are conscious decisions that should pay significant dividends. And these are decisions that not all organizations make, and not organizations are able to execute well.
Originally Posted by KyleJRM
Baseball is littered with **** organizations who have had many top picks who have also done much less than the cubs have (including, for most of its history, the Chicago Cubs).
Next year, we are totally going to win a playoff game.