With the current Chicago Cubs roster, there are just a few decisions to be made. One of those could be exactly what to do with Matt Szczur. Could his time in Chicago be running out?
The Chicago Cubs‘ Matt Szczur well liked and has adjusted very well to his role as a reserve. But on many teams, Szczur would probably be a starting outfielder. With the talk of a very crowded outfield again, will there be a place for him, or is is time to set him free to look for better opportunities. Our David Miniel looks at why it may be time to let Szczur look to find a gif elsewhere, ala Sam Fuld. While he was never one of the “top” prospects”, Szczur has proven to be a very valuable player to the Cubs.
We discussed Cubs’ top pitching prospect, Dylan Cease the other day, but he’s not alone in the system. Pierce Johnson has been a much-talked about name and may be ready to finally breakthrough. Johnson didn’t miss making the roster last year, but once he was sent to Triple-A it was apparent he still had work to do. Could pitching coach Chris Bosio get him on the path to success this spring?
Are the Cubs getting “sick” of celebrating? Of course not, but it did slow the party for one Cubs player. Ben Zobrist had to pull out of the celebration at Soldier Field with an illness. The Bears still have four home games remaining. Hopefully, the two sides can still get something worked out before then.
These stories and more that you might have missed:
‘Is it time for the Cubs to part ways with Sczur?’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Johnson could end up in ’17 rotation’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Zobrist forced to back out of celebration due to illness’ – Cubbies Crib