Chicago Cubs: 2020 is the most consequential season in a long time

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Chicago Cubs: What to expect and not expect

Do not look for a teardown.  It doesn’t matter how bad the start of the season is nor how poorly they might be doing at the trade deadline, Theo and gang will not embark in a teardown.  But if the season ends without a deep run in the playoffs, I certainly would count on a reload.

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I’d certainly look for a trade at the deadline. Who goes and who comes back depends on needs at the moment, but Theo has done this before in two shocking deals.

Also, the Cubs are sitting on a plethora of pitching with Quintana and Chatwood headed into their final seasons.

Depending on who is doing what the first half one or both of those two could be moved if any of Alec Mills, Adbert Alzolay, Jharel Cotton, or Jeremy Jeffress are killing it.

Interestingly as well as my colleague Jacob Misener pointed out recently is the Yankees pitching going down even before the first pitch of spring training.

Next. Fifth spot going to be locked down soon. dark

So, with the first game of spring training, the hopes are high and the anticipation is even higher, we enter the most consequential Cubs season that I can remember in a very long time.  This is going to be very interesting.