The Cubs will not win the next 5 of 7 world series. They will infact sweep for the next 20 seasons minus the strike year of 2011. Cub will never lose again and the MLB will change its name to Major Leauge Baseball that the Cubs own and win every game in, or the MLBTTCOAWEGI for those who like stuff like that.
What kind of name is Fumbler anyways...
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If the moon was made out of spare ribs would you eat it....ur thoughts
Cubs Win...Cubs Win...
I love Cubs and Red Sox fans. A century of losing cannot beat the optimism out of them.
You've got a great team but do you really want to win the WS?
What will there be to look forward to if you win?
You've got to read "The Fadeaway" a short story by W.P. Kinsella in his book "The Dixon Cornbelt League". In the story dead Chicgoans plead with God to let the Cubs win the WS. God finally relents but says that if the Cubs win the WS the world will end. The power to decide whether the Cubs win and the world ends (or the Cubs losing and the world continuing) is given to the Cubs manager who has a tough time deciding what is more important. Good stuff, I highly recommend it.
Every couple of years there is some team that looks like they will wqin everything for ten years, and it never happens. Even the Braves of the early 90s--who many people claimed would win the World Series every year foever, only won once. They are actually an instructive example--a great farm system, deep pockets, and remarkable luck avoiding injuries to their core players, and they still only won once.
Cubs fans--don't act like Boston fans, and wait until you at least win one title before you talk up how great your team is.
The Cubs made a huge mistake by not signing Rodriguez or Javy Lopez. I don't care if they would have overpaid for either. Michale barrett stinks.
Getting Lee was the next best thing to Richie Sexson. In Chicago, Lee will hit 5-7 more HR and perhaps hit with more average.
They are banking on patterson be ready to resume playing in center. if he is not healthy Tom Goodwin is a poor excuse for a replacement.
I am concerned about Alou. It is forseeeable that he will either break down or slip. he is not that much of a force anymore but with the addition of Lee maybe he won't bat clean-up so his demise will not be that critical.
Getting Maddux would be huge, not that Maddux can win 20 games. If he could win 16 with a modest ERA it would make thier rotation one of the better ones in the NL ( tough to surpass Houston)
Sosa should be fairly productive again (40HR 100 RBI) but the clock is ticking for him too. I'd say he has 2 good years left.