1. Chicago Cubs
Cubs win! It’s time. Sooner or later we knew the curse had to end and the loveable losers of Chicago would have to win a World Series and break the drought. This will be that year. Expect this stacked (on both sides) team to lead the majors in many offensive, defensive, and pitching categories. The Cubs will be without Kyle Schwarber for the whole season, but they’ll be fine. On top of last year’s team that was 4 wins away from the World Series, Cub President Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer added free agents Jason Heyward (RF), Ben Zorbrist (2nd), and starting pitcher John Lackey.
It won’t be a cake walk for this year’s Chicago Cubs, but they do stand at the top of the mountain and they will be bringing home the Commissioner’s Trophy this year. The image below shows what the next few October’s may look around Chicago’s north side.