The Chicago Cubs remain a juggernaut in the NL Central

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Despite an unfortunate finish to the 2018 campaign, the Chicago Cubs are still one of the top teams in the National League. As we are a just few weeks from Opening Day, can fans expect a rebound this season?

In disappointing fashion last October, the Chicago Cubs run to a second world championship in three seasons prematurely came to an end at the hands of the Colorado Rockies in a 13-inning 2-1 Wild Card game loss. Without rehashing the past too much, the team failed to play to their potential causing fans to further question exactly what happened.

Old wounds heal, however, and despite the lackluster finish to the season the team is primed to return to their winning ways as we close in on opening day. The Cubs offseason has been fraught with controversy and some puzzling decisions. Nevertheless, prominent starters are returning to health and regaling production which was lost last season.

In the wake of the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado sweepstakes, divisional foes took advantage on their terms, making moves to bolster their rosters. The reigning National League Central champion Milwaukee Brewers added switch-hitting veteran catcher Yasmani Grandal on a one-year deal; St. Louis, meanwhile, accomplished goals of their own adding All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt via trade, and signing former All-Star setup man/closer Andrew Miller. However, the Wrigley faithful should not fret and can expect big things this season.