The Ricketts family installed a plaque at Wrigley Field honoring themselves, and they’re getting ripped apart for it.
Tom Ricketts and Co. couldn’t get a free beer in Chicago right now if their life depended on it. Thankfully, they can afford all the beer around Wrigleyville and then some given all the money they’re saving on the baseball team right about now.
After trading away the likes of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Craig Kimbrel and more at the deadline, the Cubs payroll is as minuscule as it’s been in years. Come this offseason, the roster might be borderline unrecognizable.
While the North Side of Chicago might not be proud of the team on the franchise or their ownership group at the moment, the Ricketts are always willing to give themselves a nice self-pat on the back.
Cubs: The Ricketts family unpopular among Chicago sports fans
The Ricketts family isn’t very popular among Chicago sports fans right now, and it’s tough to blame them. The 2016 core was utterly dismantled less than a month ago, and the remaining on-field product is among the worst teams in all of the National League.
The Cubs are entering another rebuild, and with it the ownership group will save a lot of money, and gain much capital, while the fans and on-field product suffer.
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