Paul Sullivan: David Ross says he was ‘a little too patient’ in his 1st year as Cubs manager. He vows to be himself more in 2021.

CHICAGO — Like most first-year managers, David Ross had a game plan going into the 2020 season and was confident it would work. Kris Bryant would be the new Chicago Cubs leadoff man, a role he embraced in spring training. Craig Kimbrel returned to the closer role despite his struggles in 2019, and newcomer Jeremy Jeffress would be one of his setup men. Ian Happ was penciled in as the everyday center fielder, batting near the bottom of the order, with Albert Almora Jr. coming off the bench to pinch-hit and play late-inning defense. The Cubs wound up winning the National League Central, while Ro…

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