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Hope Soto
October 4, 2018

For most of the 2018 season, the North Siders were the best team the National League had to offer. "Again, that speaks to the quality of the player in the room of the and even though maybe the numbers offensively didn't matchup, these guys put up 95 wins". MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reported earlier today, however, that a contract extension doesn't appear to be coming in the near future, nor have Maddon's representatives recently inquired about a new deal with Cubs management.

Why? Because they absolutely blew it. If Tuesday is any indication, the answer is at least a couple more - just, ultimately, not this postseason.

After the Cubs failed to stop the Brewers through 162 games, a Game 163 was needed to decide a champion. But they couldn't get it done, falling to Milwaukee 3-1 to officially relinquish the division title.

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One theme that was very aggravating during the season was the Cubs hot and cold offense. Zobrist also played right field and left field in the game. The batting order is full of top-tier Major League Baseball hitters for the Cubs, and yet they struggled mightily on offense at different times this year. Lester pitched six innings giving up four hits and one earned run while walking only one and striking out nine. Heyward struck out to end the inning. Daniel Murphy was intentionally walked and Baez got tagged out by Arenado on Willson Contreras' grounder to third.

In 13 grueling, hair-whitening, nailbiting, ulcer-inducing innings, the Rockies beat the Cubs 2-1 at Wrigley Field. In the bottom half of the inning, Scott Oberg struck out Albert Almora Jr.to officially end Chicago's season. His in-game decisions have notably been under a magnifying glass in the playoffs, including in the final two games of the World Series in 2016, when overused closer Aroldis Chapman, who faltered late before the Cubs responded to capture their long-awaited championship.

Chicago lost two home games with a chance to reach the NL Division Series.

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