Top five performers for the 2015 Chicago Cubs
It’s been an exciting year to be a Chicago Cubs’ fan. Memorial Day is upon us and Joe Maddon‘s club currently has a hold on one of the National League Wild Card berths, and finds itself just 3 1/2 games behind the first-place St. Louis Cardinals in the division.
What’s been the Cubs’ secret to success? They’ve been incredibly good (.600 winning percentage) against teams with a winning record and have put together some impressive extra-inning wins.
It’s been a mix of both new and old that has led the charge, with first baseman Anthony Rizzo emerging as a legitimate MVP candidate and left-handed ace Jon Lester finding his form in the month of May, heading a rotation that has been surprisingly sound through the first quarter of the 2015 season.
While the bullpen struggles and fielding miscues are well-documented by this point, it’s important to point out the things this young team is doing right, as well as those responsible for the club finding emerging from a half-decade rebuild.
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