Colorado Rockies: The six teams to watch out for in 2018
4. Chicago Cubs
Perhaps, they have gotten rid of their hangover as their season was an intense roller coaster. They did win the NL Central division, which to some isn’t that hard of a task and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were projected once again to be 1st in their division. Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer haven’t made many offseason moves. However, are a ton of moves for the Cubs really necessary though?
They did sign former Rockies pitcher Tyler Chatwood, but did lose Wade Davis to the Rox *insert evil laugh*. The main thing that you can argue that the Cubs need is more starting pitching depth. On their depth chart, they currently have former Rockie Eddie Butler penciled in as their fifth starter. As Rockies fans saw in the past with Chatwood, he can be a bit injury prone so the Cubs pitching depth could be tested. However, with a trade or free agent signing for a middle to back end starter, there aren’t many flaws with the Cubs.
This team is on the up and up, but with seeing the Dodgers losing against them in 2016 and then coming back to beat the Cubs in 2017, it may show that they aren’t in the mint-condition form they were back in 2016.
This could play in favor very well for the Rox if they were to face the Cubs in the playoffs.