After a tragic 2012 season, the Chicago Cubs had hoped to start 2013 strong and prove to their loyal fans that they aren’t wasting their time. Despite the optimism shared by managers, players and fans, the Cubs future still remains a mystery.
During the 2013 Spring Training, the Cubs have managed to stack up an even 16 wins and 16 losses, according to an ESPN MLB article.
At this point, fans can only guess which way the actual season is going to go.
However, manager Dale Sveum says the season could take a different turn if pitcher Matt Garza was not injured. Garza suffered a strain in the left side of his body earlier in spring training after already missing a great deal of last season to an elbow injury, according to an ESPN Chicago article.
“Right now Garza is the one, if we had him opening day, that changes things around a little bit,” Sveum said in the article. “We’d have three guys like that at the top.”
While other players have been injured during spring training, none of their injuries could hurt the Cubs as much as Garza, according to the same article.