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Chicago Cubs: A Q and A with Taylor Davis

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Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis (82) fields ground balls during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Taylor Davis (82) fields ground balls during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Question seven –

“With the Cubs set at almost every position, do you feel like a trade may be the best thing for your career?”

Answer –

“I feel like wherever I am, I am supposed to be and that is just fine with me.”

Breaking into the majors is hard, but the Cubs have All-Star caliber talent at almost every position at the major league level. That will make it hard for Davis to break into the majors with Chicago.

Due to his defensive versatility that was mentioned earlier, Davis should be on the Cubs’ radar if something happens to an everyday player, or if a player starts slumping. Right now, including Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs have three catchers on their big league roster. Combine that with the fact the Cubs have three players that can play third base (Kris Bryant, Tommy La Stella, and Javier Baez), and Davis’ chances to make it to the majors with the Cubs look slim. Also, throw the fact that Anthony Rizzo, a Gold Glover, is at first base and Davis’ chances look even worse.

Despite all the negative things, Davis is putting together a great career. If he keeps performing the way he is, the Cubs may be forced to call-up Davis. Even if it’s just to add depth, I am sure Davis would be grateful for the opportunity and would make the most of it.

Question eight –

“What was it like to be in the Cubs organization when they ended the Championship drought? Did you celebrate?”

Answer –

“Incredible is all I can say. I celebrated with my wife a little bit.”

Perhaps, incredible is the only word to describe the Cubs’ World Series title in 2016. For the first time in 108 years, the Cubs won the World Series, and all it took was a bunch of guys just like Taylor Davis. Guys who grew up with a baseball in their hand and who have the heart and soul to play major league baseball, not to mention the talent.

For the Cubs to repeat as World Series Champions, it will take more guys with the same drive and heart. Hopefully, the Cubs can make World Series appearances a regular occurrence, with Taylor Davis playing a big part of that.

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