Chicago Cubs: What if players were characters from Star Wars?
By Jake Misener
Albert Almora – Captain Cassian Andor
More often than not, Albert Almora doesn’t get enough love. He’s a team player, though, through and through. He does all the little things that help a team have success. And, for that reason, he’s one of my favorite players on this Cubs team.
Remember in the 2016 NLDS against San Francisco when he made a miraculous diving catch in right field to save the game? Or what about his pinch-running in the World Series? These aren’t glorious jobs – but he always comes through. No matter the odds.
In ‘Rogue One’, Cassian Andor served a similar purpose. A longtime member of the Rebellion, Andor had lost everything – and would give anything to see it succeed. He proved to be an integral part of getting the stolen Death Star plans to the Rebel fleet. This set in motion the course of events that spanned the entire Star Wars saga.
He’s a team player. What the team needs, he delivers. What the Cubs need, Almora will do. Always.