Chicago Cubs should tap Kyle Hendricks, not Yu Darvish on Opening Day

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At this point, we may not know when baseball will return. But when it does, the Chicago Cubs should name Kyle He ndricks as their Opening Day starter.

For now, baseball is on hold. On Thursday, Major League Baseball suspended all spring training action, effective immediately, while also delaying Opening Day by a minimum of two weeks.

Even when the season does open, the impact of the COVID-19 virus may still be felt at Wrigley Field. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker spoke with owners of professional sports teams in Chicago, including the Chicago Cubs, and suggested all major sporting events be “shut down” or played in empty stadiums until May 1, according to The Athletic (subscription required). 

“All of the owners that I spoke with told me they completely understood and were more than willing to comply with this guidance,” he said. “I want to thank them for putting the health and safety of the residents of our state above all else.”

But at some point, baseball will return and all of the storylines we’ve been covering and following for weeks and months will once again come to the forefront of our minds. One of those stories that had come out in the days leading up to professional sports hitting the brakes on their respective seasons? David Rosschoice for Opening Day starter.

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