After the kind of season the Cubs had, placing several players in contention for baseball's biggest awards was to be expected.
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.
In the latest episode of That Sports Thing from CSN Chicago and Miller Lite, host Chris Marrs talks with actors and Chicagoland natives Ryan McPartlin (Chuck, Hart of Dixie) and Jon Wellner (CSI,
The Cubs notched 97 wins, beat the Pirates in an unforgettable wild-card game and went through almost 500 bottles of champagne after eliminating the hated Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
Heading into a pivotal offseason, there might not be a Cubs player surrounded by as much uncertainty as Javier Baez.