Fan preview: Cubs

Updated: March 27, 2008, 3:38 AM ET
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More than 17,500 people who have registered with ESPN.com indicate they are Cubs fans (the most of any team in the NL Central). Below are some of their predictions and thoughts about the upcoming season.

Click on the fan's name or message board thread title to read the full entry and to respond.

Fan blogs
My Cubbies are breaking the 100-year curse. And I didn't even get to really mention the great move in Tampa by making their team name rhyme: the Tampa Bay Rays, brilliant.
-- Xandersdaddy

World Series: Red Sox at Cubs (Yes the NL will win the All-Star Game in New York ...) Prediction: Cubs, Cubs, Cubs, 4-3. Holy Cow! as Harry Caray would say. They are going nuts here at Wrigley Field. You can wave the W flag all across Chicago.
-- ESPNSC88

I'd like to say the Brewers can make things interesting for the Cubs again, but I can't see that happening. I think Cubs run away with this division even if they finish only as the fifth best team in the NL.
-- tcab2880

Cubs 95-67. World Series Champs. Zambrano beats out Webb, Peavy and Santana for Cy Young.
-- ccubsfan2122

N.L.
1. New York Mets
2. Arizona Diamondbacks
3. Chicago Cubs
4. San Diego Padres
5. Los Angeles Dodgers
-- greyez7

UncleSlappy405
Hopefully I will once again find my passion for the game of baseball and enjoy relaxing in front of the TV on summer evenings watching Cubs games.
-- UncleSlappy405

How deep will they go in the playoffs?
Win NL Central: armstead98_1998, tcab2880, bear_fan85, chuckemama69, schierbaum20, miami4lyfe37, bbbrett81, AKayTGO, svd11, Noah Langholz

Win NL pennant: emakar13

Win World Series: ESPNSC88, Hugh k., chi_cubs07, ccubsfan2122, Xandersdaddy

From the message boards
Cubs or Cardinals? -- started by coltsmaster18
Assuming perfect health, and no other teams overachieve, the Cubs probably do have the best roster overall, but it's not by much, and if one or two of their glass All-Stars (Wood, Soriano, Lee) go down, they're gonna be in real bad shape.
-- jimmy_the_ostrich

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