Chicago Cubs: How to stay successful
I’d expect that Schwarber, Happ, and Russell will all come around. These players are too talented to stay cold for an extended period of time.
However, I think Maddon would be best suited to give his regulars some more rest before the final stretch of the season. They’ve survived this long with a battered ball club, and the Cubs may need to continue leaning on role players to contribute for a little longer.
Bryant has yet to swing a bat during his rehab. Morrow and Darvish still appear to be a couple of weeks away from a return to action.
It’s imperative for the Cubs to make sure that their everyday players are fresh and healthy to avoid a limp towards the finish line.