Fred Mitchell: ‘08 Cubs built better than ‘84 model

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Cubs are 31 games over .500 for the first time since 1984.

That '84 team, of course, came agonizingly close to reaching the World Series for the first time since 1945, losing a best-of-five NL Championship Series to the San Diego Padres after taking a 2-0 series lead at Wrigley Field.

Comparisons between the '84 team I covered for the Tribune and the current Cubs can always be debated. The '84 Cubs, for instance, finished with a team earned-run average of 3.75. The current staff has a 3.74 ERA at this point.

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