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Topic: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central
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Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 7, 2019 2:17 PM
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https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/cubs/one-projection-predicts-tough-year-cubs-javy-baez-nl-central-2019-playoffs-brewers-cardinals

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 7, 2019 2:25 PM
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The projections all seem pretty low on the site with the brewers at 89 wins compared to 82 of the Cubs. I think the Cubs can finish in the plus 90 range so I don't put much into this prediction despite the end schedule being really rough.

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 7, 2019 2:33 PM
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I like your confidence!

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 7, 2019 2:34 PM
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I like to be confident at the start may be a different story once we are in the season

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 11:01 AM
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This is a hard year to predict in the NL Central. Cubs have potential, but they're banking on a team coming off a year full of injuries and slumps. Brewers were strong last year, lost some key guys this winter, but then added Grandal. Cards added a lot of help and gained Goldschmidt. Reds are going to be the team to watch- they have constructed a monster team, and they may not be done adding yet. Pirates will still undoubtedly be in the cellar.

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 11:43 AM
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NL Central will be the best division in baseball this year with three teams making the playoffs.

Cubs - 101 wins
Cardinals - 88 wins
Reds - 87 wins
Brewers - 83 wins
Pirates - 79 wins

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 11:59 AM
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I think your win totals are way high for the Cubs, but I do see the top three being Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati. Did I just say that? Cinci in the top three? They seem to have become the lovable losers of late, and I think they are already tired of the title.

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 12:15 PM
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The Cubs won 95 games last year without Bryant, Morrow, and Russell for most of the year. With them back and others healthy why would you think they would win any less?

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 12:30 PM
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I hope that happens but I think most observers think because of the strength of the division, it will be hard to get to 95-100 wins this season.

Hopefully, it doesn't matter and they have a crazy season.

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 12:52 PM
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I actually think within the division every team will be close to splitting season series numbers, where they will make it up is in interleague play and with the other two divisions which will be horrible this year.

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Re: Cubs predicted to finish 3rd in Central


Posted: Feb 8, 2019 5:22 PM
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I think Philly is going to be strong, and the Mets have worked to improve. Hopefully the Cubs snatch 3 out of 3 in Texas to start the year.

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