Chicago Cubs: An obituary for the 2018 season

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Chicago Cubs: Saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019

It is going to be a long offseason, but an interesting one. Theo Epstein in his presser clearly was not satisfied with the end and there are definitely some changes on the way. Maddon is not going anywhere, and his staff may not either. However additions to the team and a change in approach will be expected. It is also key to make sure Bryant, Darvish and Morrow are 100 percent healthy for next season.

Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado? That will be the biggest anticipation of the season. Could a trade involving Kyle Schwarber, Ian Happ or Albert Almora be on the horizon? Will Chili Davis be shown the door after the drop in offensive production? All questions that will be answered over the next few months.

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So with that we say goodbye to 2018. When it began back in mid-February there was one goal in mind, a World Series trophy. After getting beat up in the 2017 NLCS there was a lot of hope for bouncing back with #EverybodyIn as the slogan. They gave us some amazing wins and another chance in October, but it ended so fast it is still hard to believe it is over. There is SO much more that can by analyzed and broke down, but, it is time to look to 2019.

Wait til’ next year!