Chicago Cubs: Five takeaways from Opening Weekend

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Chicago Cubs: By far the best catching tandem in baseball

Does any team in baseball have two starting catchers that they can now flip-flop as catcher and DH throughout the entirety of the 60 game schedule? There may be some arguments elsewhere, but it’s quite obvious no team has the quality on both sides of the ball that the Cubs have with their tandem.

Willson Contreras, who had to have been preoccupied watching his brother, William, debut for the Braves, caught two games this series while Victor Caratini continued his personal catching of Yu Darvish, catching the big right-hander on Saturday afternoon. Both guys served as DH while the other caught, something that I’d assume Ross would continue as the season progresses- especially considering how short it is.

It’s also an assumption based on their production and potential, as both guys figure to be good hitters, with Contreras an All-Star when healthy. Combined, the duo was 6-for-18 with four RBI, numbers Ross will take all year out of those spots – especially if they’re keeping the pitching staff happy and successful.