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Chicago Cubs: Position-by-position matchup versus the Indians

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Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) reacts after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game six of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Wrigley Field. Cubs win 5-0 to advance to the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /

Conclusion

I know. This is a site dedicated to the Chicago Cubs, and thus, there may be an inherent bias towards our team. Noted. But comparing the stats, is easy to establish which team has an advantage over the other. But, just to further my point, here are the positional WAR stats for each team from Baseball-Reference.com. The number in bold is the higher of the two.

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Indians: First (-0.7), Second (1.7), Third (-0.3), Short (3.3), Left (0.1), Center (-1.0), Right (-0.3), Catcher (-2.9)

Cubs: Frist (4.1), Second (2.1), Third (3.7), Short (2.7), Left (2.0), Center (0.4), Right (0.4), Catcher (0.2) 

There you have it. But, these are just numbers. The World Series is decided on the field.

This is going to be fun!

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