Chicago Cubs: There’s still time to change the narrative
With their win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers earned their second consecutive National League pennant. That’s not too shabby, clinching two pennants in three trips to the NLCS.
If the Dodgers can capture their first World Series title since 1988, that evens up what they’ve accomplished with the exploits of the Cubs in recent years. Throw in their literal decade-plus run of playing, at a minimum, .500 ball and it’s hard to not call this club a dynasty.
You might not like to hear it, but – at this point, the Dodgers have accomplished more than the Cubs. But there’s cause for optimism. Chicago still has a relatively young core – and, as much as I loathe this term, there’s the potential for greatness.
Without Kris Bryant playing up to par, getting little to nothing from your three big offseason signings (Brandon Morrow, Yu Darvish, Tyler Chatwood), this Cubs team took the season down to the wire. If this team gets back to what they’re capable of doing, the good news is Chicago’s story is far from finished.
But, for the time being, the Los Angeles Dodgers are officially the team in the National League.