Chicago Cubs News: Astros, Cubs similar, Edwards still a big piece

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The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros both went through some tough years. But it all paid off as their rebuilds turned them into World Series Champions.

The Chicago Cubs and the Astros both went through some tough times.  Losing seasons, dealing away players that had any worth. But in the end, it all proved to be a worthwhile endeavor as the rebuild of each of them culminated in a World Series win. There are a lot of parallels between the two teams, and they type of teams they each had when winning it all. They both showed that if you’re willing to take the hit and lose for a few years instead of staying middle of the pack, there’s glory at the end of the voyage.

The Cubs’ Carl Edwards Jr. had an up and down campaign that finished with a low point of him walking a pitcher with the bases loaded. In the end, that didn’t factor into the outcome of the series. But it was crushing to Edwards confidence. That said, Edwards still has the stuff to be a phenomenal pitcher in the Cubs pen. It’ll take a little bit of work, but the end result we will see will be better than what we have. Don’t give up on him just yet, which seems to be the norm these days.

The Houston Astros celebrated their title with a parade through the streets of Houston on Friday. It’s was #HoustonStrong as many came out to celebrate the day. Today is the one-year anniversary of the Cubs parade, which was one of the largest gatherings of people in human history. Neither of these events should be taken for granted, as you never know when the next one will be. The Cubs probably thought they would get another one of these in 1909. Not so much, though.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Cubs, Astros similar in many ways’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Edwards a long-term weapon for the Cubs’ – Cubbies Crib

‘The city of Houston celebrates title’ – ESPN

‘Cubs parade one of the largest ever’ – Chicago Tribune

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