Friday, December 8, 2017
Uncustomed Heroes of 2017: Cubs
2017 was going to be a step backward for the Cubs. Everyone knew that. The good news is it wasn't particularly far back, as they've still managed to attend their third straight NLCS, even with a team that arguably wasn't as masterful as the 2016 squad. Ben Zobrist knew he was having a down season, but heated up a bit in October, giving them some important RBIs along the way.
Anyway, Lackey's year wasn't as strong as his 2016, and he's likely going to retire, but he still did well enough for the Cubs to keep the fans' goodwill.
Coming Tomorrow- They finally made an impact, after years of storing prospects and warming up. Now they're for real, and they might actually clinch the NL West next year.