With the World Series starting tonight, we bring you free agents on the Indians and Cubs to watch that the Washington Nationals might want this winter
While the Washington Nationals are sitting at home, the World Series will get underway tonight in Cleveland, Ohio between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians (8:08 p.m ET, broadcast on FOX). The pitching matchup for tonight will be Jon Lester for the Cubs and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The Washington Nationals are very familiar with both of these teams as they played both of them during the regular season. They went 2-2 in four games against Cleveland and 2-5 in seven games against the Cubs.
If I had to make a prediction for this series, I say the Indians will win in six games. I think the Indians win this in six games because of their bullpen. Terry Francona has used it well this October and having Andrew Miller available for any situation is going to be crucial against a strong Cubs lineup.
Once the World Series is over, both the Cubs and Indians will have players that will be free agents this winter. Both of these teams are set for the long haul with a lot of their core players under their team control. But, there are still some players that the Washington Nationals could look to target this winter to help them make the Fall Classic in 2017.
So before tonight’s Game 1, here are five potential free agents between the Indians and Cubs to keep an eye on going into the offseason this winter. These potential free agents were not put in any particular order: