Chicago Cubs: What constitutes a successful season in 2018?

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Chicago Cubs fans have grown to a certain level of success in recent years. With that, comes a feel of expectations – and sometimes, they’re a bit lofty.

With the additions of Yu Darvish, Brandon Morrow and Tyler Chatwood in the offseason, the Chicago Cubs announced to their fanbase and Major League Baseball that they were moving on from the success of the past few years and trying to achieve even greater heights going forward.

In other words, while the Cubs had their proverbial “window” open, they were going to go for it and attempt to keep that window open even longer by adding quality pieces to an already deep team.

Unfortunately, we all know about the best laid plans of mice and men. They often go awry. And awry. And awry again.