Why, Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein isn't merely revamping the club's infield, outfield, pitching staff, ballpark and minor leagues. He's getting their microchips in order, too. Epstein is making it a point to enhance the Cubs' computer system, which he found to be lacking after coming over from the Boston Red Sox.
Epstein said in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that the Cubs were partnering with Bloomberg Sports to build a new information system in Chicago, one that would get them "up to speed" with the rest of Major League Baseball. The Cubs? Lagging behind the rest of the league at something? Well spin my hard drive and degauss my monitor!
"All companies have information management systems, whether you're a bank or a bakery," Epstein said. "For a baseball team these days, it's usually software that helps you manage scouting reports, statistical information, medical information, contract information and incorporate video and have it at your fingertips. The quicker you can get the information, the better you can analyze it and the better you can do your job.
"Coming here from the outside, we realized we need to upgrade the information management system we have."
So, it was a lack of artificial intelligence that's been keeping the Cubs down all of this time!Read More »from Get with the program: Cubs build new computer system