The Chicago Cubs, White Sox in an exhibition preview

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The Chicago Cubs shouldn’t expect another easy game against the South Siders this year, even if it’s in an exhibition game.

With the Chicago Cubs spring training season ending in early March, both of these teams have gone almost four months without playing any sort of competitive baseball. Generally, at this point of the year, the teams are in midseason form.

But as we all know, this year is a bit different, and these exhibition games may have a significant impact on how the season gets rolling for either team. If the Cubs can get their bats going and the pitchers throwing, that would be great.

This isn’t going to be your typical spring training matchup that doesn’t mean anything; this is the best way to get your season on a roll. Typically, the last couple of games of spring training are the most difficult to watch because all you want to see is regular season baseball after a couple of months of the meaningless head to head practices.

Both teams are still trying to figure some things out on the roster side of things, and we will see that on Sunday at Wrigley Field and Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Will either team field their stars for all nine innings? Probably not, but they will get some time in on the field. With all the changes in the lineup, these games will probably look like an all-star game. But instead of a home-field advantage in the World Series, they will not be fighting for anything.

You should expect Cubs’ Manager David Ross to be pulling all of the strings he can to make sure that our Cubbies are as ready as possible for what the Brewers may have prepared for us on Friday. With four whole months without facing a live pitcher, except intrasquad games, the players must be excited to hit the field again for the 2020 season finally. But there are some concerns.

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All the players have to keep safe just like they did while the season was in a hold. If one person messes up in any sort of way, all 30 teams will end up getting the butt end of things. All the players know what they have to do to get a full season and to get a World Series, even if it is not for their team.

Go Cubs Go!