Paul Sullivan: Cubs used to compete for the pennant. Now they’re content with just contending for a division title.

CHICAGO — If their ears were ringing in the executive offices of the San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday morning, it was for good reason. Explaining the course he is taking while trying to turn the Chicago Cubs back into a World Series contender, team President Jed Hoyer mentioned those three franchises as examples of what not to do during the “post-window transition” of a ballclub. “As we come to the end of (a six-year window), it’s really important to think about the future,” Hoyer said during a teleconference. “I think there are plenty of examples of …

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