The 2019 Chicago Cubs season was an absolute rollercoaster. In a season that most fans probably want to forget, will any of us be able to move on?
The 2019 Chicago Cubs season started on the day after the team lost the NL Wild Card game at home to the Colorado Rockies. Shortly thereafter, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein talked about how 2019 would be the year of “reckoning”, meaning he was going to stick with his guys and see how the season played out.
That offseason was very underwhelming in Wrigleyville as the Cubs big accusation was Daniel Descalso. Many fans were not thrilled with how the team’s biggest weakness – the bullpen – went largely unaddressed by Epstein and the front office.
The season started in Texas and after Opening Day everyone was feeling good as the Cubs destroyed the Rangers. Then the next week the bullpen was terrible, blowing multiple leads and the Cubs started the year 2-7.
In April and May, the Cubs seemed to get it going playing by far their most consistent baseball of the year, but most Cubs fans still worried about the bullpen. As at that point, they had no true closer because Brandon Morrow was still hurt.