This afternoon the Cards face off against the "lovable" losers from the North Side of Chicago. I am fairly certain everyone but Cardinals' Nation is rooting for the Cubs because they have lost for so long and they aren't the Birds. The Cardinals are underdogs picked by many to lose to the upstart Cubies. I don't feel sorry for the Cubs fans for not having won a World Series since 1908-it is your fault for supporting an organization that hasn't worked all that hard to win-up until now.
The have been able to make some trades with their deep highly seeded draft picks (again for being a loser) to beef up their young talent. I don't begrudge the Cubs for doing so but please don't make it seem like you all created a miracle roster from barebones draft picks from continuously loosing-as the Redbirds did. Listing to the Astros-Yanks game the other night Kruk and said what I have been saying, the Astros and by extension the Cubs, ought to be good for getting great draft picks for loosing for so long. Not rocket science.
Round Overall Pick
2015 1 9 9 Ian Happ (minors)
2014 1 4 4 Kyle Schwarber (minors)
2013 1 2 2 Kris Bryant (minors)
2012 1 6 6 Albert Almora (minors)
2012 1s 43 43 *Pierce Johnson (minors)
2012 1s 56 56 *Paul Blackburn (minors)
2011 1 9 9 Javier Baez (minors)
2010 1 16 16 Hayden Simpson (minors)
2009 1 31 31 Brett Jackson (minors)
2008 1 19 19 Andrew Cashner (minors)
2008 1s 41 41 *Ryan Flaherty (minors)
2007 1 3 3 Josh Vitters (minors)
2007 1s 48 48 *Josh Donaldson (minors)
I am very concerned about the Birds-they looked a little bewildered the last two series against the Cubs-as if they didn't have a clue. This in turn empowered the already heady Cubs into believing they can beat up on the Birds. Second, the Cardinals are not going in to this series with any momentum. They lost their last three games, and their offense was flat,-yeah, against Braves!Lastly, this seems like the Cubs year- a "story" book season for them.
Having said that, who do I think will win the series and how so?
1. If the Cardinals get down early the first game they are in trouble.
3. Injuries, injuries finally catch up with the Birds.
Prediction? Cubs win in 4 Games.