I don’t particularly dislike the Cubs. They have every right to do everything it takes to get that World Series win. Personally, I would just rather see the Mets win one first. Regardless, they were off to an explosive start this year. Which is why even when they stumbled a bit before the all star break, they currently still have a healthy 7.5 game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Central.
Their line up of hitters is absolutely deadly and their rotation, while on paper not at the same level as what the Mets put up at the beginning of the season, can certainly hold its own. The only missing piece was their bullpen. Something I first noticed that night the Mets came back from being down 3-0 in the 7th inning. They clobbered their relievers and took the 4-3 lead to end up winning the game.
But as of today, the Cubs acquired Aroldis Chapman in a trade with the Yankees. One of the best closers in the game. Aside from being known for his fastballs, he recently had to spend some mandatory time off for choking his girlfriend and firing his gun into the air. In my eyes, that’s enough to make this guy a dirtbag who shouldn’t even be playing baseball. On top of all his off the field problems, they Cubs traded away four players and their number one minor league prospect.
What does all this tell me? That the Cubs are charging toward the post season and destroying everything in their path. It’s all or nothing. And I think at this point, both the Cubs and their fans are really hoping for all. Because if they get knocked out of the post season again this year, I don’t know if they can start again from nothing.