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Chicago Cubs: Five predictions for the second half

Jun 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Cubs players celebrate their 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 24, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago Cubs players celebrate their 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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So there you have it. My five picks for what you’ll see in the second half of 2016. Some were a bit of a stretch, others far from it. But baseball has always been about predictions. Partly because rarely are people ever right, and now they only have to get it right for half of a season, not the whole 162 games.

Clearly, I favored the “good” in these and not the bad. After the three week stretch the Cubs had and how they played, that’s all the “bad” I needed right now. I still believe the Cubs are the team to beat in the NL. The Giants will be there (it’s an even year), and the Mets will hang around as well, although losing Matt Harvey hurt and it seems the entire staff has bone chips in their pitching arm.

With these out of the way, it’s time to get back to baseball tomorrow. Hendricks gets us started tomorrow against the Rangers. It’s time to #FlytheW again.

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