Poll No. 3: which team is closer to a world series?
Upshot: The Sox are on the rise, but the Cubs have pitched a lot better and still carry the scent — even if it has gotten fainter — of their 2016 World Series title. If we ask the same question next season, might the results be reversed? “The Cubs are ‘closer,’ but I also don’t really see them winning a World Series,” @GamehendgeRNGR wrote. “They definitely have more question marks moving forward. The Sox should only improve for a few years.” ✶