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Chicago Cubs: Making the cut

As spring training comes to an end, here is who made the big league starting roster with the Chicago Cubs. The starting rotation included Hendricks, Darvish, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Tyler Chatwood get the final spot. The righty Winkler out duels Craig Kimbrel for the closer role.

As for the starting lineup against right-handers, Javier Baez gets the nod for the leadoff spot. Baez is followed by Heyward, Bryant, Contreras,  Rizzo, Schwarber, Happ, Kipnis and last but not least, the pitcher’s spot. Against lefties Baez is still leading off; he is followed by Bote, who takes over second base. Following Bote is Bryant, Contreras, Rizzo, Schwarber, Steven Souza Jr., Albert Almora Jr., and finally, the pitcher’s spot.

Chicago Cubs: Not looking so good (Late March-May)

The Cubs began their 2020 campaign on the road in a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. In the five games in late March, the Cubs won three out the five as they scored 32 runs. In March, the Cubs are currently setting in third place in the central standings, trailing the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates as they both have a 4-1 record.

In April, the Cubs played 19 out of their 27 games at Wrigley Field. Only one game in April as we see the Cubs trade centerfielder Donnie Dewees to the Los Angeles Angels for third basemen Jordan Zimmerman.

Zimmerman, who is 25, was sent down to Double-A with the Tennessee Smokies. As we just finished the third out of four games against the Pirates, our front office made some more transactions. The Angels once again traded with the Cubs this time. Trent Giambrone was sent to L.A. for left fielder Joantge Segovia, but shortly later, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Segovia from the Cubs for another third baseman Nolan Gorman.