Randy Wells expressed his displeasure with the decision to option him to Triple-A instead of starting the season in the majors.
I'm sure Jackson thought he should be on the roster as much as Wells did, but you didn't hear a peep from his corner. Instead, he's focused on the bigger picture.
"The goal is to make the team but the ultimate goal is to be part of something special in Chicago," Jackson told the Chicago Tribune in January. "And I'll do everything in my power to prove I'm capable of it."
At the same time, Jackson is fully confident in his talents.
"I think I'm big league ready and…I'm 100 percent confident in my abilities," he said in the same article.
Those are the kind of thoughts that need to be spread throughout the organization. Strong individual belief in one's talent, but at the same time knowing what the ultimate goal and realizing one's role.
Jackson isn't checking box scores after games. He's checking the scoreboard. And the sooner he's with the Cubs, the sooner white flags will be raised above Wrigley's scoreboard on a regular bases.