Chicago Cubs: Three things they need to do to get back on track

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The Cubs have several issues to address before the 2021 season rolls around.

The Cubs have many questions that need answering as they inch closer to the 2021 season. Who’s anchoring the starting staff? They have two-fifths of the rotation (three if you’re counting Alec Mills.) But the two spots in the last leg in the rotation are yet to be determined.

And what about the outfield? Kyle Schwarber was non-tendered, leaving Ian Happ and Jason Heyward as the only true outfielders on the roster. Heyward is a lock to cover right field after a strong 2020 showing. Happ could move to left, but regardless – one fact remains: the Cubs need a third starting outfielder.

And what do they need to do to balance it out and break a three-year streak of offensive disappointment? Timely hitting and a revamped approach at the dish. Let’s look a little closer at these three things Chicago needs to be good at to have a promising 2021.