Cubs News: Karl Ravech believes the Cubs can make a postseason run

Karl Ravech speaks to former Red Sox manager Alex Cora. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Karl Ravech speaks to former Red Sox manager Alex Cora. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Cubs Willson Contreras drives in a run during Friday’s game.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Cubs’ big names will figure it out with more time

Looking elsewhere on the club, the production from the team’s big names – Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, etc. – isn’t something Ravech – or Ross – are too worried about.

"“They’ll generally end up doing what they usually do. Given the fewer amount of games, you might not see the exact return to what you expect, but I think they will … I think when you get to October, you wipe the slate clean … The Cubs can absolutely win the division and I think the guys will be better suited for October than perhaps they are for September. “"

Chicago enters Saturday’s action with a 4 1/2-game lead in the NL Central – and remain the only club in the division with a .500 or better record. The second-place Milwaukee Brewers enter Saturday at 18-19 and St. Louis at 14-15.

Looking beyond 2020, the Cubs face a great many questions. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were already looking at a group of core players all hitting the market over the same two-year span. That situation certainly hasn’t improved of late.

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