A veteran Cubs team with everything to prove will get their one last go-round.
If the latest reports are to believed, the MLBPA will agree to the terms set forth by the league and commissioner Rob Manfred and, in the next week, the Cubs will report for the second iteration of spring training.
The team is at a crossroads as we finally get ready for the 2020 campaign. Under new management, a fresh start is at hand and a lot of excitement has been generated as a result. However, along with the changes in the dugout, a lot of aging veterans are slated to take field, trying to prove they still have what it takes to perform at the highest level.
While optimism seems to have the upper hand (at least right now), it was a very real threat that we might not see Cubs baseball this year. In fact, even with the abbreviated 60-game schedule announced by the league on Monday night, there is still plenty of uncertainty given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Simply put, we don’t know what the future holds.
The disparity between the MLB and the players union during said pandemic has been nothing short of infuriating, It’s clear the players want to play and the fans want nothing more than to watch baseball. With the owners being so reluctant to agree to a deal, the stinginess and showcase of profit over the health of the game itself has been disappointing, to say the least.