Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

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  • Obligatory first Bullet for those just checking in: the Cubs made a trade today, sending Welington Castillo to the Mariners.
  • Coming out of the off-day, the Chicago Cubs are 3.5 games back in the NL Central, thanks to a 14-inning 2-1 win by the Mets over the Cardinals late last night (#CardinalsLose). That’s not too shabby when you consider that, just 10 days ago, the Cubs were leaving St. Louis having dropped three of four, and standing 6.5 games back. It’s early, and a lot can happen, but, as we sit here today: the Cubs still have a very realistic chance in the NL Central.
  • To that end, check out the latest ZiPS projected standings from Dan Szymborski:

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