With an emerging young core and the financial flexibility to make a splash this winter, the Cubs will face expectations next season.
It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times for the Cubs this past week.
Sunday morning, the talk around the Cubs was how Travis Wood has three starts left this season to try to turn things around.
The Cubs and Pirates each have their own team chefs at Wrigley Field, but Chicago reliever Pedro Strop wanted to get in on the fun, too.
Mike Olt's grand slam against the White Sox on the South Side seems like a lifetime ago.