The Chicago Cubs can win a World Series without Bryce Harper and here are three reasons why.
The Chicago Cubs are most likely out of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes unless some miracle occurs. With that being said, the Cubs don’t need Harper to win a World Series. They proved that in 2016 and can easily do it again.
A lot needs to happen in order to be successful. After winning 95 games with a limited roster, the Cubs failed to make a deep playoff run after losing their final game to the division rival the Milwaukee Brewers.
The National League Central will be competitive this year. The Brewers will look to clinch the division again and the Cardinals have made significant moves in the offseason to improve their team. They went on to sign a reliable receiver in Andrew Miller, who gives the Cardinals much needed depth and competition to their bullpen.
They also traded for Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt, who is a perennial all star. With both the Brewers and Cardinals making significant moves, the Cubs need to rely on what they have already and hope that they can turn it around next year.
Even though the Cubs are projected to only win 89 games, they can easily beat that prediction if these three situations occur.