Chicago Cubs News: Will the 2020 season be the ‘Last Dance?’

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These Chicago Cubs are in their prime

Except for Russell, who is currently playing in the Korean Baseball Organization, these position players are still the core. They are entering the prime years of their baseball careers: Rizzo (31), Bryant (28), Contreras (28), Baez (27), Schwarber (27) and Almora (26).

This stage of their playing days also means the end of team-friendly contracts, as players will look for a bigger payday. A combination of missing the postseason a year ago and a regression at the plate for some of the core members in the past few seasons makes it difficult for Epstein to decide who he should spend money on, and who might be heading out of Chicago.

The uncertainty in the world at the moment also doesn’t make the decisions more comfortable and leads many to wonder if this shortened 2020 season could be the last in a Cubs uniform for some of the household names we have come to know so well.