Archive - 2017
The Cubs have until 5 PM (Eastern) today (Monday November 6th) to decide whether to extend a Qualifying Offer to any of their five post-2017 Article XX-B free-agents who are eligible to receive one. (John Lackey, Alex Avila, and Rene Rivera are not eligible to receive a QO).
Now that we're forced to think prematurely about 2018, it's time to commit your predictions to the public record. That's right: announcing once again our "renowned" Free Agents Predictions Contest.
As always, there are no prizes because it's free to enter and because we are too cheap to really care. Besides, if you aren't satisfied with bragging rights, then you aren't a real sports fan and you probably won't win, anyway.
Thanks for playing, everyone. Were it not for the bullpen, the offense, and the inconsistent starting pitching, things might have been different.
Be on the lookout for our Free Agents Predictions Contest. And we'll see you at the Winter Meetings.
LAD (3-1): LHP Clayton Kershaw
CHC (1-3): LHP José Quintana
First pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS)
The Cubs avoid the sweep and survive to fight another day. To take the series back to LA, they have to face one of the best pitchers on the planet and win a game without their only effective bullpen arm.