Is this the beginning of a Chicago Cubs dynasty? | The Tylt
Is this the beginning of a Chicago Cubs dynasty?
No Curse, no problems. This is a team loaded with young talent that hasn't even peaked and under contract for many, many years. A new sports dynasty has been born on the North Side of Chicago!
Don't expect the Cubs to fade anytime soon. Not with such a young core of stars. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ MVP contenders Bryant and Rizzo are 24 and 27, respectively. Shortstop Addison Russell is 22. Second baseman Javier Baez is 23 and catcher Willson Contreras is 24. All had big moments in the postseason, and all are under team control through at least 2021. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For that matter, major league ERA champion Kyle Hendricks turns 27 in December.
Now don't get greedy, Chicago. It's tough to repeat as champions. Few teams have done it and not for a long time.
Since World Series play began in 1903 there have been 14 repeat champions, with the New York Yankees owning six of the 14. After that you have the Philadelphia Athletics (the predecessors of the Kansas City and today’s Oakland Athletics) with two and the rest with one.