Chicago Cubs: This brand new 2016 hype video will make you a believer (Video)
In exactly a week from today, the Chicago Cubs will take the field at Sloan Park as they welcome their Opening Day opponents, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.
They officially begin Cactus League play next Thursday against N.L. Central rival Milwaukee Brewers. That’s when we’ll get a good look at the newest additions and rising prospects who are hoping to make a name for themselves in the future.
Before we jump into the deep end of this article, I just want to say that both Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer deserve to have a little money thrown their way following a spectacular offseason.
The evil geniuses behind this monster worked hard after the Cubs were eliminated from the National League Championship Series and not only signed a couple of new faces but brought back a key outfielder for another run.
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As you all know, that man goes by the name of Dexter Fowler. Fowler will be turning 30-years-old in March and is taking back his position on the depth chart in center field, moving Jason Heyward back over to his right.
This could possibly move 24-year-old Cuban slugger Jorge Soler over to left field depending on how Joe Maddon wants to approach things. Either way, his bench is going to be full of dependable bats, especially postseason hero Kyle Schwarber.
Right now the young phenom is trying to balance the workload between left field and behind the dish. Especially now that Chris Coghlan is no longer with the club and Matt Murton is back in the mix since returning from Japan.
There’s no doubt that this spring is going to raise the bar for the future to come considering the competition. Albert Almora and Billy McKinney are still considered to be cornerstones of the future when the time is right. Which may end up being two to three years down the road?
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And if the outfield didn’t appear to have enough competition, another veteran was brought. In case you missed it, the Cubs went out and signed former Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino to a minor league deal.
He was teammates with both Lester, Lackey, and Ross when the Red Sox won the World Series back in 2013. Now the Cubs have themselves a handful of players who earned themselves a championship ring within the last five years.
Which just so happens to be the goal with this club. Not that it should come across as a surprise considering the fact that they were only eight games away from accomplishing that goal before the New York Mets pulled the rug out from under them.
And now that brings us to the reason why we are all here. Expectations are through the roof following, yet again, another amazing offseason. Today’s video was posted on YouTube by Sports Mockery.
Of course, the video goes through some of the most exciting moments during the 2015 campaign including the postseason. They have a few more videos involving the Chicago Cubs, so feel free to visit their channel to check them out.
But for now, watch this video and comment down below if you cried or not.
Hat tip: SportsMockery