Chicago Cubs Possible Playoff Matchups

The Chicago Cubs have clinched for the second year in a row however who they will face in the first round is still unclear. Some of the possibilities and issues are:

Diamondbacks - need to win the West and Brewers get the Wild Card.
Concerns - Arizona swept the Cubbies last year and they have Webb, Haren and Johnson.
Positives - Their batters are all or nothing with the Cubs pitching staff shutting them down this year.
Series 08 - Cubs lead 4-2

Dodgers - need to win the West and Brewers get the Wild Card.
Concerns - No NL team has been hotter than the Dodgers, who have gone 16-4 since Aug. 30.
Positives - Closer situation for Dodgers still up in the air.
Series 08 - Cubs lead 5-2

Phillies - need to take the Wild Card spot.
Concerns - Cubs dont have a dominant left to face Howard or Utley in the late innings. Brad Lidge!
Positives - Cubs pitchers fit Citizens Bank Park.
Series 08 - Phillies lead 4-3

Mets - need to take the Wild Card spot.
Concerns - Their 1 and 2 starters...Johan Santana and Mike Pelfrey.
Positives - Mets are missing closer Wagner and has major bullen problems...They love to choke!
Series 08 - Cubs lead 2-0 (all games played in NY)

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