Mike Montgomery

With young stars, Cubs likely not fading after NLCS loss

The Chicago Cubs' season had just ended when Anthony Rizzo made a bold prediction.

No, he didn't promise another championship.

"We're gonna consistently compete here for years to come," Rizzo said. "That's what this organization has been built on. We want to compete for a five- or six-year period, every single year. We're in position to do that. We're gonna be in a position next year to make a postseason run, but it's not gonna come easy and it's something we can't take for granted."

The Cubs started slow this season after beating Cleveland last year to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

But they looked more like...

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