Chicago Cubs News: Window still open; Zobrist looks to be leader

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Ben Zobrist
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Ben Zobrist /

What if the Chicago Cubs were to only win one World Series while this “window” is open? Sounds crazy, right? And Ben Zobrist looks to become the leader of this team.

When the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, there was a huge weight lifted off of Cubs’ fans. There was talk of a potential dynasty, and we were excited to go into 2017. We ended with an NLCS loss to the Dodgers, but it wasn’t a bad year. But what if the Cubs win just one championship after all of this? It’s hard to predict what will come of the playoffs. But the championship window is indeed, still open. The Cubs will have their opportunities over the next few years.

Ben Zobrist when from the highest of highs–to the lowest of lows. After winning the World Series MVP, things weren’t the same for Zobrist in 2017. A decline in almost every stat imaginable made for a tough season for Zobrist. But he’s ready to put all that behind him and take on a role that’s just a little bit different for him. The veteran leader of the clubhouse. Is this something that he’ll be comfortable with while also producing the numbers we expect from him?

Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon takes plenty of heat for his decisions on the field. First, he doesn’t care what you or I say. He does it his way, and that’s that. “Control the controllable,” as he likes to say. It makes plenty of sense. When it comes to a contract extension, he’s not concerned about it. Things will work themselves out. It’s not hard to see why Maddon’s name already litters the record books of the Chicago Cubs.

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