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The bullpen is far from complete at this point and no one really knows what the makeup will be after losing Steve Cishek, Kintzler and more than likely Pedro Strop.
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The starting rotation is iffy, including a Jon Lester that showed some regression in 2019 and a number five spot that seems like it’s going to someone like Tyler Chatwood or Alec Mills.
Second base is honestly up for grabs at this point, with Addison Russell gone and probably Ben Zobrist too. The job becomes either Daniel Descalso’s, David Bote’s, or Ian Happ’s.
The outfield situation is tough to stomach, as the front office has pledged their belief in Albert Almora, made Steven Souza the biggest offseason signing to this point, all while the Nicholas Castellanos situation has become a pipe dream.
Obviously there is still time to fix some of these needs, but fans should not be surprised if this group underperforms again.
With that being said, this group is going to be fun and lovable with Ross running the show. The Cubs became more individualistic at the end of the Joe Maddon era, which many believed was a big reason why things fell apart the way they did.