Chicago Cubs: Here come the defending champs
Then I moved on to the Houston Astros, the defending World Series champions. They’re a fairly likable team, with young players like Alex Bregman, George Springer and Carlos Correa, who are easy to get behind.
Still, I can’t help but think back on Dallas Keuchel‘s comments in March:
"“We’re not the Cubs,” Keuchel said, in response to questions about a potential repeat championship."
For Cubs fans, seeing the ease with which Houston has moved through the 2018 season is frustrating, after the club struggled in their post-championship season. It’s been so long since there was last a repeat champion in baseball. Let’s keep it that way for now. Thus, we move on to the National League.