Pandemonium hit Wrigleyville last year after the Cubs finally struck down demons associated with “the Billy Goat Curse” and won the World Series for the first time since 1908.
Now, the Cubs are left with nothing. Just kidding, they essentially have the same young, talented team as last year. Guys like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Javier Baez remain the catalysts, but catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Addison Russell could be in for big seasons as well.
The rotation is the best in MLB. Led by Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks, who came out of nowhere to contend for the NL CY Young last season, headline a group solidified by depth.
Despite the subtractions and pending moves, Baseball Prospectus actually doesn’t expect the Sox to finish last in the AL Central. That honor belongs to the Royals, per BP. (We respectfully disagree and see the White Sox struggling to reach 70 wins this season.)
The White Sox begin the 2017 schedule on baseball’s opening day April 3 against the Tigers in the first game at the rebranded Guaranteed Rate Field. Following a three-game series against the Tigers, Chicago hosts the Twins for a three-game set beginning April 7. The White Sox then spend Cheap Kids Football Jerseys 19 of their next 25 games on the road. Ouch.
The Mets are scheduled to begin the season with a three-game series starting April 3 at home against the Braves.
Possibly the biggest early-season Fashion Online Shop Cheap Jerseys series for the Mets spans April 28-30 on the road against the Nationals.