Chicago Cubs: Top 3 Cubs rumors that may be true

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As spring training games begin, there is still plenty of speculation about some of the hottest Chicago Cubs players on the roster. How close are these rumors to the truth?

The start of the Chicago Cubs and the major league baseball season is like a thousand people stuffed in a conference room trying to get work done. The hustle and bustle of getting ready to play seem insignificant to work in advertising, training, playing, promoting, traveling, and making deals. The world suddenly becomes quite small as things are prioritized that must get done. It can be confusing for fans to know who said what or to understand why the player did that or might have said the other.

It’s in this chasm of chaos, also known as the beginning of the season that rumors are generated. There are all kinds of reasons that these yarns get spun. Sometimes rumors fly for profit, political maneuvering within a league, or even perception manipulation, (trying to get other teams to believe something about your team).

When the season begins, everything’s fair in love and war. This is good-spirited posturing by teams getting ready for battle and is far from the evil ploys of the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox. Teams start rumors about themselves for deception, as well as just being honest. Sometimes it’s scarier to know the truth.

In our search for the truth, we will examine three stories that are floating out there in cyberspace, waiting for someone to take an interest – and make it news. Like, is there any truth to the Cubs brash young third baseman still leaving the fold for Nolan Arenado? Who will Chicago Cubs manager, David Ross, designate leadoff hitter this season? Is Brandon Morrow coming back full time and competing for closer?

Let’s take a look at the top three Cubs rumors flying around the Cubs organization and see if there’s any shining truth.