Chicago Cubs: These three guys need to have a big spring to have a chance

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For some players, Spring Training is merely a precursor to the regular season. But for others, it is a vital proving ground.

The Chicago Cubs – as a team – have quite a lot to prove in 2020. There was tons of talk about roster turnover following the 2019 season, yet budget constraints and general uncertainty made this winter one of the most uneventful offseason periods in recent memory.

Rather than shaking things up, the Cubs will head into Spring Training relying on internal improvements and hoping for a number of journeyman players to revitalize their careers and add invaluable contributions.

Some guys are already in a fight to establish themselves. From non-roster invitees to players on the fringes of the 40-man roster, there are a number of guys that stand to benefit from a strong showing in Mesa.

With that in mind, here are three players in need of a big spring.