The Chicago Cubs are searching for another David Ross after suffering from a lack of leadership in the clubhouse this past season.
Ross brought leadership to a Cubs' team that won the World Series and he hasn't been replaced.
"We didn't have anyone like that on the roster last year," Jed Hoyer said. "I did think there was a bit of a void, to be honest with you. That's not to say we don't have a bunch of guys that have leadership qualities. We absolutely do, but we have such a young group. Having someone that's been through the game a little bit longer, with more perspective, that can help out with some of the difficult times, is important. We had that in '15, '16, '17. We were lacking that last year."
Hoyer praised Jon Jay for his role in 2017, but Jay didn't return in '18, opening the leadership void.
"I think it was a miscalculation on our part," Hoyer said. "We felt we were at a place where those things would take care of themselves because we had this group together for so long. We realized that wasn't accurate."