Five Bold Predictions for the 2016 Chicago Cubs Season

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There Will be One More Significant Move at the Trade Deadline

Even if the team is performing like a well-oiled machine, a significant trade, likely involving a young, controllable pitcher, will occur at the trade deadline. Actually, let me say that especially if the team is performing well, this will happen. This is not just a run to win the division, or a hope for the playoffs. This is all-in to change the face of Chicago Cubs baseball now, and forever. This is the year. They can play down the significance of this particular season, but they spent hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure they come out on top, and there is not a person on that team, or in that organization, that doesn’t feel it tingling deep inside. I’ve been waiting for this year since around 1965… when I first started actually listening to baseball games with my grandfather instead of falling asleep halfway through. There is one more big surprise coming before we hit August. It might involve Baez or Coghlan, who deserve to be starters, or Soler, depending on how his season starts, but I believe in my gut that it is more likely to involve prospects. The Cubs have a very strong rotation, but going into the playoffs and on toward the World Series, they need a lock-down forget about it rotation, and I believe they will go after whatever they feel will give them that.

3 Responses

  1. Sonny Wright

    I like the way David Wilson thinks. I too think the Cubs will win it all. I said that in 2003 too. That year was Dusty Bakers fault,i don’t care what anyone says. If he stays healthy Kyle will hit 35+ homers.If they do win the WS they should sweep the awards (only if they win it all) come on baseball fans….tell it like it is.

    • David_N_Wilson

      I don’t know if you can put all of that on Dusty. This feels different though, doesn’t it? I mean – I felt about this way when I was 10 years old and Ernie and Ron were going to win in ’69… (stupid Mets)… but this is the closest I’ve felt to real excitement in a long time.

      • Sonny Wright

        Yes i still dislike the Mets over 1969. Now let me explain 2003. Prior was sailing along could smell victory when the Bartram ball happened. You could see Prior was upset Prior was a ROOKIE Dusty should have went to the mound and tell him the only guy in the Wrigley who can hurt you is at the plate. Step off the mound take 3 deep breaths and get this guy out and we can pack for the World Series. But all he did was chew his toothpick and watch Prior fall apart. David this is just my opinion…

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