Yup. I wanted 81-81 to show clear progress, and then we make our run at David Price in November.
At this rate, Price will beg us to take him.
Bryant, Schwarber, Russell, Soler, Baez all figure to improve next year. Rizzo, Starlin, should at worst stay where they are. Fowler, Coghlan, and Montero can drop off slightly and still be ok because of the uptick from the other guys.
And if we do get Price. He, Lester, and Arrieta become the best trio in MLB, and they alone save our pen from over pitching, and they all benefit from the extra bat improvements.
On top of that, as we hit late July, Theo will still have pieces on his farm to trade for anything else we may need. (Closer, 4th starter, middle relief, extra bat, etc)
The future is beyond bright in Chicago.