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Bob Brenly says Chicago Cubs have bright future

Bob Brenly believes that the Chicago Cubs have a bright future.

David Banks

Bob Brenly is leaving the Cubs' broadcast team to become the color-analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks due to family reasons but is optimistic about Chicago's future under President Theo Epstein and Manager Jed Hoyer, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Brenly led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series title in 2001 and feels the same thing is possible with Chicago but it may take "3-4-5 years" and a few more "smart trades" like the team made last year.

At the 61-101 in 2012, the Cubs had the second-worst record in baseball, just ahead of the 55-107 Houston Astros.

Despite the team's poor performance on the field, Brenly said "it was one of my most enjoyable seasons with the Cubs" because he got to witness the development of Jeff Samardzija and Darwin Barney and the beginning of Anthony Rizzo's career.

Brenly has been the color-analyst for the Cubs for the past eight-seasons and says he will miss working with play-by-play man Len Kasper and "everything about Chicago."