Updated Outlook: Chicago’s Crosstown Cup

For years, Chicago’s Crosstown Cup has seemed like a competition of which bad baseball team was slightly better than the other bad baseball team. Thankfully, it appears that tradition is set to end, and that the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will be resurrected with fresh intensity in 2015. After a year that saw both teams go a combined 146-178, 2015 promises to provide a fierce series between two teams that are expected to contend for playoff spots, if not their respective divisions. Last year the Jose Abreu-led WhiteSox won the Cup 3-1, and with additions like Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Melky Cabrera, and Zach Duke, they will hope to retain the Crosstown Cup in 2015. The Cubs aren’t prepared to let the Cup slip away that easily however, themselves adding Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, and Miguel Montero. The Chicago teams will play two, three-game series. The first series will be at Wrigley on July 10th, 11th, and 12th, the second series will be at U.S. Cellular, on August 14th, 15th, and 16th. Now let’s take a look at how each team stacks up against each other.

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