Cubs beat Padres in playoffs and other 2021 bold predictions

Cubs beat Padres in playoffs, other bold 2021 predictions originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Happy New Year, and good riddance to 2020.

After a season like no other, our Cubs coverage team is looking ahead to 2021 with a new round of bold predictions.

Cubs Talk Podcast host David Kaplan, Cubs Insider Gordon Wittenmyer, Cubs reporter Maddie Lee and Cubs writer Tim Stebbins kicked around brazen thoughts on the Cubs’ playoff hopes, upcoming extension offers and who might be joining the team for the new year.

Check out the podcast to hear each point argued in a rousing discussion. Keep reading to find out who thinks the Cubs have a chance against the Padres in the playoffs, who predicts Kris Bryant could become at odds with his agent, and who thinks reconciliation between Sammy Sosa and his former team may be on the horizon.

The answers may surprise you.

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