It takes a lot of buy-in from players for a manager’s plan to ultimately succeed.

The Cubs currently own a 7-9 record, they just dropped three of four at home to the Pirates and they now head into road series in Atlanta and Milwaukee before hosting the White Sox and the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Right now, despite what appears to be complete buy-in by the roster, it hasn’t resulted in as much success as Chicago would’ve liked.

If the Cubs manage to weather the upcoming storm and come out on the other side in solid shape, though, the players buying what David Ross is selling will certainly have played a big part in that.

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Chicago Cubs beat reporter and podcaster for CHGO. I've previously covered MLB for and a bunch of other sports for a bunch of other outlets. Follow me on Twitter @ryan_a_herrera