Cubs: Five things that must happen for a World Series in 2020

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With another slow offseason and zero exciting signings for a second straight offseason, it’s still possible for the Cubs to make a postseason push if certain breaks go their way.

To make it to the postseason, MLB and teams, including the Chicago Cubs, need to have a combination of quality players, great performance and good health throughout 162 games. That much comes as no surprise to anyone. To make it to the World Series, you need to do the things mentioned above and get a little lucky once you punch your ticket to the dance in October. Given what happened in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the Cubs have a pretty good understanding of each piece of that equation.

However, since losing to the Dodgers in the 2017 NLCS, the Cubs have failed to win a postseason game and have been unable even to get themselves to a postseason series. Add in a couple of lame offseasons, some bad health, and an inability to spend money? All of a sudden, it’s clear that lady luck needs to be on the Cubs side if they want to take a mostly unchanged position player group back to the postseason and, ultimately, win the 2020 World Series.

How do they do this, and what needs to go right, you ask? For starters, the health, performance, and talent they possess need to make its way to center stage on Wrigley Field. Sprinkle in a little luck and some progression in the right places, and they may be able to squeak out an NL Central title. There are, however, a few must-haves that need to occur if the Cubs are serious about the playoffs and a World Series appearance under new manager, David Ross.