CHICAGO - It seems like a bit of a slow drag as fans wait for the title defense begin since there is nearly a five-day gap between the season finale against the Reds and the first game of the National League Division Series in Washington.
On Wednesday, things started to heat up a bit for the Cubs as Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the series against the Nationals. Kyle Hendricks, not Jon Lester, gets the ball in Game 1 at Nationals Park on Friday.
Does that give the Cubs the advantage or are they the underdogs against the Nationals in the five-game series?
Jordan Bernfield of ESPN appeared on Sports Feed to discuss that and more about the Cubs on Wednesday's show with Jarrett Payton & Josh Frydman.
Watch Jordan's segments on the show in the video above or below.