The Chicago Cubs remain a juggernaut in the NL Central

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Bouncing back to the top

Objectively speaking it will be difficult for the Cubs to take the division crown in 2019, but certainly not impossible. It also feels as though the team has two new shiny toys in healthy and resurgent Bryant and Darvish. PECOTA has somehow projected the team to finish dead last in the Central, but that seems too farfetched.

For all the wrong reasons the Cubs have been in the spotlight – there is no denying that truth. Thankfully the season is close at hand, and they can get back to doing what they are best at, and that is playing baseball.

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The boys are looking good and healthy and are showing a new resurgence so far this spring. Bryant has demonstrated the power is returning, Darvish is consistently hitting 96 mph, and other guys like Contreras and Albert Almora are showing off in their ways. It has no doubt been exciting.

Calm, cool, and collected is where Maddon wants this team. When things are loose, they play better. So far this spring, it has been that way, and that should get fans excited for the season, as well as a complete resurgence back to the top where they belong.