Chicago Cubs News: This is what a playoff team looks like

This Chicago Cubs roster is built for the postseason. Even if they're in Cubs Blue, this is what a playoff team looks like.

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The game on Wednesday against the Reds showed what can happen if the defense falters. Cincinnati would have looked more at home under a circus tent than a baseball diamond as they booted and overthrew ball after ball and the Cubs capitalized on their way to a 16-6 rout of their division rivals.

As much fun as it is to watch your enemies fail, it is heartbreaking when your defense lets you down and allows the opposition to score runs on what should have been outs to get you out of an inning. The front office built this team with defense in mind as they went after legitimate Gold Glove defenders all over the field. 

Marcus Stroman, Tucker Barnhart, Cody Bellinger, Dansby Swanson, and Ian Happ have all won Gold Glove awards. As a team, they’re fifth in the NL in Outs Above Average on defense. This is what a playoff team looks like.