MLB: Chicago Cubs Under Pressure This Year, but Don’t Expect Much

March 13, 2011 by  

As sure as the ivy grows in Wrigley Field every summer, so do the Chicago Cubs in finding themselves the odd men out in October.

With more than 100 years of misplayed balls and missed home runs, this should be the year it changes. This should be the year they break the "Cubbie" curse and learn the magic of October glory—but they won't.

The Cubs are walking into this season as underdogs with all the right tools. Their lineup still consists of a power-slugging duo manning the No. 3/No. 4 spots, a solid average with explosive speed in the No. 1/No. 2 holes and a front end of the rotation that rivals any other in the NL Central.


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