5 reasons why Cubs will, won't beat Marlins in Wild Card round originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Cubs finished the season with a flourish against the White Sox and take what appears to be a decisive advantage in experience and frontline pitching into their first-round playoff series against what might be the team that was least expected to make the field.
So what exactly will that mean for the Cubs in their best-of-three series against the Marlins that opens at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wrigley Field?
Glad you asked.
These are the five reasons the Cubs will beat the Marlins and advance to face the Reds-Braves winner in the Division Series — and the five reasons they won’t: