Chicago Cubs: Do the Cubs stand a chance against historic Red Sox team?

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Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox – a World Series of epic proportions

Could the Cubs compete with the Red Sox a potential World Series matchup? First, let’s talk about the storylines that series would create.

Theo Epstein and Jon Lester goes up against their former team. The TV ratings would sky-rocket with these two major market franchises that play at the most historic ballparks in baseball, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.

Both teams broke historically long championship droughts in recent years.

Last season, when the Cubs played a three-game series at Fenway Park, writers clamored over  how the Red Sox played a major part in the Cubs winning their first World Series in 108 years in terms of trades and free agency signings.

The Red Sox would own home field advantage, but that could be to the Cubs favor, as we saw in 2016 against the Indians. As we all know, the playoffs are all about starting pitching. The key for the Cubs would be the starting rotation against the Red Sox high-powered offense.