Chicago Cubs News: Roster mostly set; Montgomery wants to win
The Chicago Cubs roster is mostly set, but that doesn’t mean that their won’t be some things to watch over the course of the spring. And while Mike Montgomery wants to start, he wants to win even more.
The Chicago Cubs head into camp with most of the roster already in place. There are only a few spots up for grabs, and those fall mostly to the bullpen and the backup catcher’s role. But while there aren’t many position battles, it will be intriguing to see who get the at-bats at certain positions. Is Albert Almora Jr. going to seize the center field spot? And where will Ben Zobrist get most of his AB’s from? It should still be an exciting spring training to watch.
Earlier in the offseason, Mike Montgomery came out and said that he wanted to start or go somewhere that he could. Many Cubs’ fans took this as a show of disrespect, as they were all up in arms about the comment. It’s true, Montgomery wants to start. But he wants to win, even more, which is why he doesn’t plan on leaving Chicago anytime soon.
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These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Roster mostly set, but still things to watch’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Montgomery wants to start, but wants to win more’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Part one of our deep analysis of the NL Central’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Tearful Rizzo speaks at vigil in Florida’ – MLB.com
‘How much would you endure to play in the majors?’ – ESPN