The season may not be going the way the Chicago Cubs had hoped, but there are a few flashes of greatness. Here are the top five moments for the Cubs in 2017.
What can we say? The Chicago Cubs have not performed as everyone expected. Just being around .500 at baseball’s halfway point feels like a blessing, but this team was picked to run away with the division. Instead, they are looking up to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Did anyone outside of Milwaukee see that coming? They have played great baseball. The Cubs…well…they are underwhelming.
Still, the team can turn it around. Injuries to major contributors such as Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward have not helped. And the starting rotation is plagued with injuries and rough starts. It does not matter if they are tired, exhausted from the longer-than-normal season and eventful offseason. The team has not performed.
Yet, it has not all been bad. There are several moments that stand out for the season so far. Moments that show this team is good. Several of them to be honest. And, while Rizzo’s leadoff home runs are not on the list or some other key moments, these moments proved crucial. Here are the top five Cubs moments of 2017.