1. Chicago Cubs will win the World Series
Well here we go. The expectations are there. The team is stacked and loaded with talent on the field and prospects still in the pipelines. Every year Manager of the Year candidate Joe Maddon is the perfect manager to guide this loose bunch, and Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo anchoring the lineup are potential MVP’s.
Jason Heyward perfectly compliments the line-up, the big offseason pickup not even having to be the guy for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist, fresh off winning a World Series a season ago with the Kansas City Royals, is reunited with Maddon from their Tampa Bay Rays days, and will be the perfect player for Maddon on the field, in a variety of positions and in the line-up.
Breakout ace Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester and John Lackey help form one of the better rotations in the majors, and the veteran leadership, mixed with the young, breakout talent will be what gets this team to the promised land.