Chicago Cubs: Your way too early 2018 season predictions
By David Goehst
2018 season ends with division crown, World Series appearance
I honestly don’t think we’ll need a leadoff hitter or Yu Darvish signing to eek out another Central Division crown. St. Louis lacks longevity in pitching, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are too close to rebuild mode and Milwaukee isn’t making the kind of moves synonymous with a team willing to say they’re ‘all in’.
We’ll take the division with a 93-69 record.
After whizzing by Arizona in the NLDS), I believe we meet Colorado in the NLCS where we take down Nolan Arenado & Co. in six. It’ll be a much closer series than the 4-2 win suggests, however.
Finally, I do believe the Angels have done enough this offseason to make The Dance. Going 80-82 without major upgrades was amazing; I think this allows them to crawl past Houston for their first Series appearance since 2002.
Under Scioscia’s careful tutelage, I believe they’ll take Chicago in six.
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