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Chicago Cubs: What could the Cubs lineup be on Opening Day?

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Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) holds the Commissioner
Nov 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) holds the Commissioner /
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Sep 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder
Sep 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs left fielder /

The Avenger

If his play in the postseason proved anything it was that he can hit. And, if he is healthy and ready to play defense, Kyle Schwarber will push the Chicago Cubs lineup from good to stellar. The powerful lefty adds a dimension to the team that few others can boast.  Not only does he hit home runs, he scores. In 2015, Schwarber had 57 hits, 16 of which were home runs. He scored 53 times.

More than that, he is wisely aggressive. He is not afraid to take a chance. That pays off sometimes, although we all remember a time in the World Series when it didn’t turn out well. Yet, for his brief career, Schwarber postseason average is .364 with five home runs. That is the best on the roster.

Jay and Zobrist get on, look out. We could be saying “Schwarber Smash!!” a great deal this year.

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