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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 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Cubs right fielder
Sep 4, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Cubs right fielder /

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Or, do call it a comeback. It needs to be a comeback. After a video surfaced today, signs point to improvements at the plate for Jason Heyward. Truly, it could not get much worse.

Heyward is not small. You would think a man that is 6’5″ and 240 pounds would show some power, or at least the ability to smoke line drives. He didn’t. It seemed like he hit weak ground balls to second base over and over again in 2016.

The Chicago Cubs got the worse offense Heyward had to offer. It was his defense that kept him in the lineup. That will not be the case in 2017. The team must see a Heyward that is closer to his 2015 performance at least. If they get 2012 Heyward numbers, there will be no stopping the Cubs.

Look for a rebound season, with an average closer to .260, 15+ home runs, and 30+ doubles.

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