3 reasons why the Chicago Cubs can repeat as World Series champions

3 the reason why the Chicago Cubs can repeat as World Series champions

What kind of, You expected so that it is easy? The Cubs were on the brink of elimination after Game 4 worldwide Series before storming to force a Game 7 and finally snap their 108 year championship drought on an amazing Wednesday night in Cleveland. And already"The next time we’ll" Do not is the rallying cry of the hopelessly hopeful.

If truth be told, Next year are to be even more promising than this year because Chicago’s talented young offensive nucleus Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Addison Russell,
Yasmani Grandal jersey, Willson Contreras,, Jorge Soler but,, Yep, Kyle Schwarber will only improve.

Repeating isn’t easy no team has gone consecutive since the 1998 2000 Yankees but Chicago will enter the 2017 season as the heavy World Series favorite, And for a few reasons. Here are several:

All five members of the Cubs’ rotation which led the majors by higher than a half run with a 2.96 ERA made the equivalent of 29 starts this past regular season. And all five they are under contract through at least the 2017 season(The c’s has a $10 million option on Jason Hammel). It was such an amazingly deep bunch that Hammel, A 15 game champ, Never threw a pitch throughout the postseason.

Either Jon Lester or Kyle Hendricks likely will win the 2016 NL Cy Young Award a year after revolving mate Jake Arrieta earned the honor. And John Lackey gives that bulldog, Veteran position.

If the Cubs feel the need to upgrade either via free agency or trade they actually have the financial capability and/or the prospects to do so. On top of, There’s possible that reliever Mike Montgomery could be converted to a starter.

The kid played only two games during the regular season before you make his triumphant and amazing return from his knee injury in the World Series. Your puppy slugged, with 16 homers in 69 games as a rookie in 2015 then clubbed five homers that postseason and he has the actual possibility to be one of the majors’ best power hitters for the next decade.

Manager Joe Maddon will have to get creative thought out strategies Schwarber’s bat in the lineup,, But the adaptability of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Ben Zobrist and Willson Contreras obviously could actually help. The thinkable free agent defections of outfielders Dexter Fowler and Chris Coghlan also would free up some at bats.

Even if it loses the table laying down Fowler, Chicago’s lineup are going to be lethal. And it’s still restoring.

That’s suppose, Obviously, That the Cubs don’t re sign the free agent closer and that’s certainly considered. Chapman was absolutely dominating after joining the Cubs in late July, Putting out 46 hitters in 26.2 innings and moving 16 of 18 saves chances.

But if he were to go away, Hector Rondon is able to reclaim the closer role. He had 18 saves when Chapman arrived after saving 59 games the prior two seasons, And his awesome 10.8 K/9 ratio in 2016 was the very best of his career.

The Cubs also could shop look at ninth inning option, With Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon as methods. Among their other inside the camera free agents: Build up men Travis Wood and Trevor Cahill.

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