Does that mean the Cubs don't need to make many roster changes next year?
"It's way too early for me to concern myself [with that] -- and I dodge that [question] all the time," Cubs manager Mike Quade said.
"There's plenty of reason to be excited, but you still want to put together more than a seven-game streak," he said. "You want five or six months of good baseball. I couldn't be happier with what I'm seeing now and how guys are playing."
The Cubs have not won eight in a row since winning nine consecutive games May 26-June 3, 2008.