Epstein on poor offense: "I never want to be a part of this again"


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Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports
Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports

The Chicago Cubs offense was really terrible for most of the second half of the 2018 season. There is really no way to sugarcoat it.

Cubs President of Operations Theo Epstein held his yearly end-of-season press conference this week and spoke frankly about his team's lack of hitting.

"Overall in the season, we had 40 games with zero or one run," he said during the presser. "In the second half, we only had 50 games where we scored two of or more runs. When we got two or more runs, our record was 37-13. The indicator in the second half was not where we want to be. We were near the worst in hitting the ball out of the park. Our power was dramatically down. Our walk rate was dramatically down, OPS was down. We hit more groundballs than any other team by a huge margin. Our goal is to hit line drives and fly balls out of the ballpark."

Epstein finished by saying that he basically can't handle another year of putrid hitting.

"I have never been a part of something like this offensively," Epstein said. "I never want to be a part of this again."

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