The Cubs Will Try to Break their Curse in 2016
April 6, 2016 in Sports News
The Cubs spent 276.3 million on free agents and signed four players with which they hope to overcome what has been done in 2015. The first to join was Jason Heyward for eight years and 184 million. The gardener comes from a .293 average with 13 homers and 60 RBIs.
Ben Zobrist joined for four years and 56 million dollars. In 2015 he batted .276, 13 homers dispatched and 56 RBIs. John Lackey joined Chicago for two years and 32 million last season also got a record of 13-10, another 13-10 ERA and struck out 175 rivals. Trevor Cahill will be in for one year and 4.250 million.
Aspirations for 2016
The Cubs will have the mission to fight against the Cardinals and Pirates in the Central Division of the NL, where they will be in a difficult position to secure a top spot against the St. Louis team. However the options presented in the postseason are larger while keeping the vast majority of their players.
In the rotation they remain solid with Arrieta, Lester and Lackey also they will have the offensive power and the defense of catcher Miguel Montero, which is shaping up to ensure a starting position and hitting his first homer in the defeat against the Reds 4- 2. Joe Maddon’s mission is to guide his players in the coming season with the new additions and remains positive this year the team can break the “Curse of the Goat”.
|3B Kris Bryant||Jake Arrieta||Hector Rondon (Closer)|
|1B Anthony Rizzo||Jon Lester||Travis Wood|
|RF Jason Heyward||John Lackey||Adam Warren|
|C Miguel Montero||Kyle Hendricks||Rex Brothers|
|LF Jorge Soler||Jason Hammel||Clayton Richard|
|2B Ben Zobrist||Justin Grimm|
|SS Addison Russell||Trevor Cahill|
“There are other guys that have done it too, but no one has done it in Chicago,” Zobrist stated. “That’s what makes this team hungry and thirsty for a championship here.”