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Chicago Cubs News: Catching situation; A World Series to remember

Jul 20, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (left), catcher Willson Contreras (center) are greeted by left fielder Miguel Montero (right) after scoring against the New York Mets during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 20, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (left), catcher Willson Contreras (center) are greeted by left fielder Miguel Montero (right) after scoring against the New York Mets during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Chicago Cubs have an interesting problem behind the plate. They have what appears to be their future catcher. The veteran who appears to be on the decline, and then Kyle Schwarber. What will they do with the trio?

Willson Contreras came up for the Chicago Cubs and started his career off with a two-run home run on the first pitch he saw in the majors. From there, Contreras slowly captured most of the starts behind the plate while David Ross took the rest. Miguel Montero became the forgotten man but stayed relevant with a couple of clutch hits in the playoffs. Now, Contreras and Montero will be front and center as the questions of Kyle Schwarber catching will continue to swirl.

2016 may be coming to an end, but the memories of the Cubs World Series win will last far beyond then. Winning the series itself would have remained in our memories forever. But then to have things play out as they did? These are the things that you simply can’t script any better. Kris Bryant‘s MVP season. David Ross’ swan song season. The emergence of Kyle Hendricks in the Cubs rotation. Rallying from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series? Simply an amazing 2016.

A team’s pitching rotation rarely stays the same. Unlike the Cubs young core of positional players, it’s unlikely a group of starters will come together at the same time like that. And even if they do, there are always things like injuries, fatigue and more that come into play. So where will the turning wheels of the Cubs rotation take them in 2017? It will be a crossroads of sorts for this staff, one that will help mold the future rotation.

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘How will the Cubs catching situation look in 2017?’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Reflect on the 2016 season with the most read Cut4 posts’ – MLB.com

‘Cubs World Series winners that won’t soon be forgotten’ – Cubbies Crib

‘The ever-turning wheels of the Cubs rotation’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Hammel an intriguing option for the Marlins’ – Call to the Pen

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