The Cubs may be competitive on the big-league level now, but that doesn't mean anybody is ignoring what is still considered one of the top farm systems in the game.
Heading into a pivotal offseason, there might not be a Cubs player surrounded by as much uncertainty as Javier Baez.
The Cubs essentially viewed Addison Russell as untouchable heading into this season, and winning two playoff rounds with him as their shortstop only reinforced that idea.
This might have been the best chance for the Cubs to win a World Series in your lifetime. Or it could have been the opening scene for a dynasty. The point is you never know.
Addison Russell hopes to be ready if the Cubs can somehow survive and advance to the World Series.