The Cubs look like a different team with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant producing in the middle of the lineup.
Postseason baseball has officially returned to Wrigley Field.
Internally, the Cubs ran all the numbers and projected between 84 and 86 wins this year. A critical mass of young talent created a bigger variance than normal in those preseason simulations.
The Cubs aren’t lucky to be here, not after winning 97 games and surviving baseball’s toughest division.
ST. LOUIS - The Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals set their National League Division Series 25-man rosters Friday morning and also released the starting lineups for Game 1.