The Chicago Cubs really like the way they are putting together a pretty good roster for the most part. After going through so many years of not competing at a high level, they are starting to see things ready to turn a corner. With a new manager in Joe Maddon calling the shots, 2015 figures to be a pretty big year for the franchise in general.
The biggest addition during the winter was left-handed pitcher Jon Lester. After spending his entire career with the Boston Red Sox, he was traded in the middle of the season to the Oakland Athletics. They knew that they were not going to be able to keep him, so when he became a free agent, Chicago became very interested in landing him. He has been a superb player in fantasy baseball for the last few years, and he will instantly take over as the ace of the pitching staff.
This team is not going to go anywhere unless all their young talent in the lineup actually lives up to expectations. It might be difficult for them to be consistent in 2015, but this team is very loaded with top level talent. Kris Bryant is probably the most talked about prospect in the game right now, and he could be their starting 3rd baseman by the middle of the 2015 season. Addison Russell is another guy who could be ready to go as early as this year and contribute in fantasy baseball.
Even the veteran position players on Chicago are not really all that old. Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo had pretty nice seasons last year, and they are now signed to long-term deals to help usher in a new era in Chicago. Everyone is hoping that this latest crop of talent will help Chicago snap that super long World Series drought. At this point, they are at least heading into the right direction.