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Do people actually think the Cubs will be contenders this season?

 

Their team:

 

Jon Lester

Jake Arrieta

Miguel Montero

Anthony Rizzo

 

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Then a bunch of guys with either good Minor League numbers who have very little MLB experience, or bad MLB numbers who are roster fillers.

 

 

 

As Marlins fans we should know better than anyone that lack of MLB experience doesn't necessarily equate to lack of talent. Cubs will be better than people think faster than people think.

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As Marlins fans we should know better than anyone that lack of MLB experience doesn't necessarily equate to lack of talent. Cubs will be better than people think faster than people think.

 

Good point, but they still don't have much of a bullpen, and their offense is going to have extended struggles as pitchers adjust. Upside? Huge. Undeniably. But realistically, they should consider 2015 a success if they finish .500.

 

 

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Good point, but they still don't have much of a bullpen, and their offense is going to have extended struggles as pitchers adjust. Upside? Huge. Undeniably. But realistically, they should consider 2015 a success if they finish .500.

 

 

 

I totally agree. I think 2016 is their year to really compete, when the bats are ready to take the next step and they are able to get the final arms required to move forward. This is their fact finding year, kind of like our 2014, time to see what you have.

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I totally agree. I think 2016 is their year to really compete, when the bats are ready to take the next step and they are able to get the final arms required to move forward. This is their fact finding year, kind of like our 2014, time to see what you have.

 

Yeah, they'l be great for 2016 and for a while beyond that too. Besides developing all of the young talent, they have so many big pieces to trade away if they decide to go into a "win soon" mode.

 

 

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Yeah, they'l be great for 2016 and for a while beyond that too. Besides developing all of the young talent, they have so many big pieces to trade away if they decide to go into a "win soon" mode.

 

 

Which is why this year is so big for them. They'll find out what pieces go where, who they want to deal next year, etc. Next off season is gonna be the Theo show.

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Do people actually think the Cubs will be contenders this season?

 

Their team:

 

Jon Lester

 

Jake Arrieta

 

Miguel Montero

 

Anthony Rizzo

 

...

 

Then a bunch of guys with either good Minor League numbers who have very little MLB experience, or bad MLB numbers who are roster fillers.

 

 

 

They will battle for a .500 record and could be in the playoff race for most of the year.

 

Their pitching staff is underrated.

 

They are going to be filthy good, especially if Bryant makes it to Chicago out of spring training (which he probably wont).

 

 

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They will battle for a .500 record and could be in the playoff race for most of the year.

 

Their pitching staff is underrated.

 

They are going to be filthy good, especially if Bryant makes it to Chicago out of spring training (which he probably wont).

 

 

 

They will also add another huge arm next winter when they are really ready to contend.

 

 

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