Sunday, February 25, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, February 25, 2024 -- "Cody Bellinger Signs"


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Just noodling on one potential lineup...

Ian Happ LF
Christopher Morel DH
Cody Bellinger CF
Seiya Suzuki RF
Michael Busch 1B
Dansby Swanson SS
Nico Hoerner 2B
Yan Gomes C
Nick Madrigal 3B

That puts Tauchman on the bench, and likely PCA and Davis in Triple-A. You can season to taste, but that looks like the nine men who will start for the Cubs on Opening Day. Throw in the homegrown pitching depth that will lengthen the staff, and the Cubs look like the NL Central favorite.