To say that Dale Sveum's first year as skipper of the Cubs didn't go as planned would probably be an understatement. With a 10-game decline from 2011, the Cubs finished the 2012 campaign with a miserable 61-101 record.
Injuries, players who didn't perform to expectations, new management, etc., all led to a underachieving season. Theo Epstein has a track record of taking a group from underachieving to wearing the bling that comes with a World Series championship.
To say it will take time to right the ship for the Cubs is something Captain Obvious would say. But with the right group in charge at the top levels, the Cubs can once again be competitive. In the meantime, Dale Sveum needs to figure out a way to keep his job and get the Cubs to a competitive state in 2013.
Here are five things Sveum should consider when it comes to keeping his employ as the skipper of the Northside boys.