Sep 24, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs second basemanArismendy Alcantara
(left) throws to shortstopJavier Baez
(9) on a fielder
You cannot take anything for granted in a season’s final month. Luckily, the Chicago Cubs have plenty of reinforcements on the way when rosters expand September 1.
For obvious reasons, this list is headlined by infield prospect Javier Baez, who has shown the ability to mature and adjust after spending the year with Triple-A Iowa after missing the cut out of Spring Training.
However, despite what many casual fans think, this team boasts enough talent to help add much-needed depth to the big league roster for the season’s final month, in which Chicago hopes to lock up one of the league’s two wild card berths.
Carrying a seven-game edge over the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants into Wednesday’s late matchup with Bruce Bochy‘s club, the Cubs are nearing the first of multiple hurdles in their quest for October.
Here are a few players who could help in that pursuit come September.
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