Cubs: This group will get its one last shot to bring home another title

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Chicago Cubs: A lost season would be disastrous for the franchise

If there was no baseball in 2020, the Cubs would face the absolute worst case scenario for two reasons. The first is the positive changes that have been made in the organization. The Joe Maddon era came to its conclusion last fall and a new wave of hirings ensued, highlighted by David Ross and a feeling of excitement and possibilities flooded the Cubs organization.

With Ross’ new take on leadership, we’ve generated so much positive momentum for what this could do for the team. With that momentum stalled, Ross’ mentality may become more of a norm around the team without having the chance to see on the field results. This could be detrimental to the fire that’s been lit under this team and we may fail to see that spark when baseball eventually does return.

The Cubs have faced so much criticism over the past few years and they are hoping to prove the doubters wrong. With so much more concern around actually playing the game, the doubters may shift their focus elsewhere which could, in turn, downplay what the Cubs are really playing for in 2020.

The second reason no baseball in 2020 would be the worst-case scenario for the Cubs surrounds the veterans on this roster. Just look at all the one-year deals the Cubs made to fill out the roster in order to keep costs low, including Steven Souza Jr., Ryan Tepera, Jeremy Jeffress, Dan Winkler, Jharel Cotton, Hernan Perez and Jason Kipnis.