Chicago Cubs: Why This Year's NL Central Championship Will Not Be Piniella's Last

BobAnalyst IJanuary 9, 2008

The dynamic duo: Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry.

Between the two it seems that the Cubs have an outstanding chance of coming up with their first title in 100 years.

The Cubs last won the title in 1908.

They have only managed to make it to the World Series a few times since then, including their most recent in 1945.

They have come close though.

But, world championships are not why I decided to write this article. At Wrigley Field it is always about next year—and this year, it might be next year.

The lineups Pinella and Hendry draw up as a pair have shown they are truly phenomenal after Pinella's first season.

A National League Central championship.

The Cubs hardly ever are capable of managing to win any championship—let alone a divisional championship.

The Chicago Cubs, with a lineup containing such stars as Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, and Alfonso Soriano, will make a run for the World Series title this season.

If they don't win the World Series, they will almost certainly still beat out the weak National League Central division for that title. Their main opponent will be the same as always: the St. Louis Cardinals. 

It is the dawn of a new year—but this time, the Cubs' program is looking up.

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