Chicago Cubs News: Bold picks for 2018; Alvarez to get a look?

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The Chicago Cubs are excited about this season, and why shouldn’t they? So for fun, we’ve got some bold picks for this upcoming season. And if Justin Wilson fails, Dario Alvarez just might get a look.

The fun part about making bold predictions for the Chicago Cubs 2018 season is, well, they’re bold. Chances are, very few of these will come to pass, but it’s always possible. Kyle Schwarber ad 45 home runs? I wouldn’t rule it out. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo combining for an eight home run game? I probably wouldn’t hold your breath on that one, but anything is possible. Every year I watch baseball, I see something I’ve never seen before.

Let’s be honest here. The Cubs don’t really know what they’ll get out of Justin Wilson. Maybe he’ll be the strike hurling pitcher he was before coming over to the Cubs. Or, he’ll continue to struggle to get the ball over the plate. But if he does, the Cubs are prepared. Dario Alvarez is waiting for his shot, and there’s a chance he might get it.

If there is such a thing as a “Jekyll and Hyde” pitcher in baseball, Tyler Chatwood might be it. His road ERA has been sparkling over his career. His home ERA, not as much. But the Cubs are hoping that taking him out of Coors Field might be what he needs to right the ship and become a solid overall performer. C’mon, does anyone like pitching in Colorado?

These and other stories you might have missed:

‘Bold predictions for the Cubs’ 2018 season’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Alvarez has a tremendous opportunity this spring’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Baseball’s “Jekyll and Hyde”, Tyler Chatwood‘ – Cubbies Crib

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