3 reasons the Chicago Cubs are World Series contenders
Chicago Cubs: Energy and enthusiasm
Sometimes, the intangibles can make all the difference in winning a World Series.
The Cubs still had a young roster in 2016, but there was a certain energy and belief in the clubhouse, one that helped propel Chicago to a pair of comebacks in the NLCS and World Series.
This team seems to be invoking that same energetic spirit.
Ross said at the beginning of the year he wants to win a trophy, regardless of the circumstances or potential asterisks surrounding the season. The Cubs are also finding ways to bring their own energy in the absence of fans.
It is also worth noting the Cubs have been all business when it comes to health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19. This is of no small importance, considering outbreaks elsewhere.
The Baseball Reference Pythagorean win-loss record might not believe in Chicago’s hot start.
However, the Cubs have all the makings of a World Series contender early in the 2020, even with Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber struggling to get it going.
If the stars start to produce, this club could rampage through the rest of the regular season and into October.