After a 5 year break I'm dusting off this thread. The stars have aligned and the Cubs are poised to break out this year. I was naïve to think Bryant could break into the Opening Day Roster but I understand the decision. If he had a different agent(Boras) he might have made the roster.
The Central isn't as good as in the past. The Reds aren't much of a threat anymore and the Brewers regressed. It's not 4 deep anymore
Joe Maddon has already made a smart move by moving Edwin Jackson to the bullpen. The guy can be great for 4 innings, 5 if lucky, but sooner or later he'll blow up. But he did help get the Cubs Kris Bryant by sucking so bad so hats off to him.
The Rotation is solid. Top 2 guys have no hit stuff and the botton half will always keep you in the game.
Closer Hector Rondon
Catchers - I assume one of these catchers goes when Bryant comes up.
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Tommy La Stella, Arismendy Alcantara(CF)
SS Starlin Castro, Jonathan Herrera
3B Mike Olt(1B)
LF Chris Couglan, Matt Szcur(RF/CF)
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Jorge Soler
That's the 25 man roster. For now.
Haven't seen an official roster but will update near game time.
It's gonna happen. It is the year of the goat.
Edited by Anyawatchin Angel - 4/5/15 at 1:17pm