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Sixty-one of the Cubs' 96 losses last season came with one of their top three starters on the mound - the same top three that return this season.
Apparently some Cubs fans haven't gotten the message about how bad their team really is, according to SBRForum's Doug Upstone. Consider:
* Opening Day starter Jeff Samardzija is their best pitcher and on any other team he'd be a No. 3 starter at best - and a No. 4 on a quality team.
* The bullpen hasn't improved.
* The rest of the roster is so weak, they'll give the Astros a serious run for worst team in the majors this season.
So the serious value is with betting against the Cubs - as usual. Here's Upstone's report:
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Posted on Mar 24, 2017