Chicago Cubs News: Happy New Year, Cubs’ fans!
As we turn the page on 2017, the Chicago Cubs’ will look to put together another storybook season together in 2018. There’s still work to be done, but it’s only day one of the new year.
As we begin 2018, we felt it was a good idea to look back at the year that the Chicago Cubs were the reigning World Series Champions. At times, it didn’t always feel like they were. The home opener in which the hoisted the banner left the Cubs and their fans on a high. But poor play out of the gate left them struggling to keep up. It had people starting to wonder if the “World Series hangover” was real.
The Cubs eventually turned things around and battled their way to another NL Central title. No, it wasn’t supposed to be this way. But however you look at it, the Cubs were once again headed to the playoffs. The snuck by the Washington Nationals and into the NLCS again, once again against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That’s where the fun ended as the Cubs were ousted from the playoffs. Some fans have a negative tone about the Cubs, that they haven’t done enough. But that’s not the approach we’re going to take. #Cubsin2018?
The Cubs still have several needs for this roster, but having an extra outfielder likely isn’t one of them. Unless it’s Jon Jay, and then the Cubs could consider him. Jay still remains a free agent, and the thought of bringing him back isn’t a terrible idea. But that would be a FULL outfield, and someone would have to be bumped to make it work. Odds are pretty low that they’ll go after him, but there’s always a chance.
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Cubs in 2017: The year they were reigning champs’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Chances of Cubs bringing back Jay unclear’ – Cubbies Crib
‘The pros and cons of Almora in CF’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Yu don’t say? 10 questions for 2018’ – MLB.com
‘6 teams to watch as Hot Stove enters 2018’ – MLB.com
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