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Chicago Cubs News: Kyle Hendricks finds his focus, doubters emerge in baseball

Mar 26, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) looks on against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs are loaded with talent and are aiming to repeat. But if you ask a handful of baseball commentators, it doesn’t matter as they’re already doubting this team.

Coming off a 103-win season, you’d think the Chicago Cubs would be favorites to repeat. Yet, for a certain pair of national broadcasters (I’m looking at you, Frank Thomas and Pete Rose), doubts are already taking hold.

The Hit King himself says he worries about the team’s mental fatigue – something that has plagued successful teams in the past. But, as skipper Joe Maddon says, don’t let the pressure exceed the pleasure.

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Chicago features a major strength in its starting rotation. Jon Lester headlines the staff, following by 2015 Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta. Bringing up the rear is last year’s big league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks.

We dove into the secret to his success yesterday, looking at his yoga workout and how it helps on the mound. He’ll be a major piece for the team in 2017 – and even more so past this season.

Outside of the diamond, David Ross continued his post-baseball Dancing with the Stars journey. He received mixed feedback from the four judges, but avoided elimination. Next week, he and partner Lindsay Arnold will participate in Vegas Night.

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