Monday, June 2, 2008

Can Cubs win it all this year?


Go Cubs go,
Go Cubs go,
Hey Chicago, whaddya say,
The Cubs are gonna win today!

Back in 1984, that was the theme song for the best Chicago Cubs team in decades.

Of course, that team made it all the way to the National League Championship Series; only to win the first two games and lose three straight to the Padres … who went on to lose the World Series to Detroit.

As the Cubs begin a three-game series in San Diego tonight at Petco Park, this is arguably their best team in a century. And, yes, it has been a century since the Cubs won their last World Series in 1908.

It’s interesting that the Cubs have won seven straight games, all against the Weak Weak West of the NL (three vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers; four vs. the Colorado Rockies.)

Alfonso Soriano is certainly playing like a Most Valuable Player … but we can’t call him an MVP candidate since every player is technically a candidate for the award.

Derrek Lee is having a great year, Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome is off to a hot start, and Jim Edmonds is playing 10 times better than he did for the Padres.

The pitching staff is again led by Carlos Zambrano, who gets the start in the series opener vs. the Padres.

Are the Cubs good enough to win the World Series for the first time in 100 years?

We say “yes” from this vantage point.

3 comments:

sam said...

They haven't won in 100 years; why now?

kareem said...

How about those Cubs, it has only been 100 years since they won the World Series so why get in a big hurry? They certainly have a legitimate shot this year as long as they can stay healthy. We all know a team can't win anything in this league with out staying healthy. Go Cubbies.

Khill said...

This is definitely the year. No curses, no collapses, no Bartmans.

Check the comparisons, this team is playing at a level equal to the greatest Cubs teams in history.

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