The Cubs are off to their second best start in team history after a 6-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It also seems that Wrigley Field is becoming more of the place where good things happen for the Cubs. Their record at home is a fantastic 21-7.
What’s impressing me so much this year is the pitching of John Lackey. At first I wasn’t sure if he’d fit into the rotation being an older pitcher but man, what a job he’s been doing. Yesterday was no exception. He pitched shutout baseball for 6 2/3 innings.
“I take a lot of pride in being somebody you can count on, somebody who takes the ball and somebody who goes deep into games and somebody who you know what you’re going to get.” Lackey said.
We all know that the Chicago Cubs have been marred by a history of curses,
and just plain old WTF’s but this season is different. There’s a hint of respectability and a transition from the “Lovable Losers” to potential World Series Champions. Having the worst drought in professional sports history is a huge albatross to hang around the neck so without possibly hurting the cause, I’m going to that place where few Cubs fans fear to go;
Are the 2016 Chicago Cubs the best team in history?
- They are on pace to win 111 games.
- They are leading in All Star Voting
- They have a Cy Young winner in Jake Arrieta
- 2015 NL Manager of The Year in Joe Maddon
- 2015 NL Rookie of The Year in Kris Bryant
The odds of winning the World Series are in their favour. So, I’m not jinxing anything here by posing this next question.
Should the Cubs sign Aroldis Chapman at the deadline? There’s a rumour about it.
Listen, I’m not a big fan of guys like Chapman who do bad things. The integrity of the game lies in the fact that players come to the games and compete well and off the field are great human beings. There’s no denying that Chapman has pedigree being the hardest hurler in the majors. I don’t think there’s a place for him in the clubhouse, just my gut talking but there might be some bad mojo happening should the Cubs pursue him.