Chicago Cubs Series Preview: Youth, inexperience big hurdles for Miami Marlins

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Series Prediction: Cubs sweep Miami – get off to hot start

Remember when the Chicago Cubs absolutely tore out of the gates two years ago? I anticipate something very similar in 2018.

Simply put, even without comparing the lineups and taking Miami’s injury woes into account, the pitching imbalance is just too much to overlook. When Jose Quintana starts the series finale of a four-game set, that tells you just about all you need to know.

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The Cubs should – and likely – will capitalize on a very young Marlins roster that lacks any real impact talent or fan support at home. Look for Joe Maddon‘s club to jump on these starters early and often – punishing any mistakes in the zone.