When the Cubs fell flat on their faces over the season’s final two weeks, all the good work from several individual players went right out the window. No one cared about those performances because at the end of the day, they weren’t enough to help Chicago reach the postseason.
That makes sense – at least to a degree. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about: winning a World Series. But as we enter an offseason that will be unlike any we’ve seen on the North Side for more than a half-decade, it’s important to keep some perspective when looking at players who could return in 2020.