4 reasons the 2024 Chicago Cubs are playoff contenders

The Chicago Cubs have multiple reasons to believe a playoff berth is within reach this year.

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If you haven’t been paying attention, the Chicago Cubs are crushing in Spring Training. Mostly, it’s the starters doing a lot of the work, but this organization has proved from top to bottom that it has vastly improved in the last couple of years. Now, the Cubs have all the making of a well-rounded team to make the postseason in 2024. Let’s go over four reasons this Cubs team is a playoff contender.

4 reasons the Cubs are playoff contenders - Cubs offense should rake 

Last season, the Cubs were one of the better offenses in the league. Granted, re-signing Cody Bellinger wasn’t a boost but rather a way to solidify the team's batting to be at least what it was a year ago, with the opportunity to have an even higher upside. Michael Busch looks ready to crush at the major league level, while Seiya Suzuki is probably your Cactus League Player of the Year in Spring training, if there was such a thing. 

Dansby Swanson had a down season offensively, as many predicted could happen after he came off a career season in 2022. The hope for Swanson is that he can find more consistency on offense in his second season with the Cubs. Elsewhere, if Christopher Morel keeps up his torrid home run pace of 39 per 162 games, as witnessed a year ago, this team will have no problem crossing the plate this season. The offense is probably their greatest strength heading into Opening Day.