Chicago Cubs: Who needs to shine during the shortened season?

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Next week the Chicago Cubs report to camp as MLBPA and owners reach a deal on a shortened season

The offseason is officially over. Soon, Chicago Cubs baseball will be back on the air, and everything will feel somewhat normal again. Granted, the season will consist of only 60 regular-season games.

There will be some new rules implemented that have made some of us cringe already. Hopefully, these changes won’t carry over into 2021. We already deal with umpires and their blown calls, which is more than enough and stressful as it is.

With that said, it’s time to get back to business. If we thought a full 162 schedule would challenge this team, a shortened season would be interesting. Given the number of games lost, there will be no room for error.

This is something new manager David Ross is going to need to make apparent. Last season ended a four-year postseason run, leaving fans frustrated. If things are going to turn around during this 60-game schedule, then these three men need to bring their absolute best once it’s time to play ball.