3 frustrating Chicago Cubs storylines thus far in 2022

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Cubs: Rotating door, with not enough opportunities for younger players

This team has been littered with injuries. You cannot be mad at the players, it’s just unfortunate this keeps happening. I already mentioned some of the starting rotation injuries, but the position players have been bitten by the bug as well.

Seiya Suzuki has been out several weeks with the finger issue, and who can forget Nico Hoerner getting hurt because he collided with an umpire? The Cubs also saw the likes of Yan Gomes, Nick Madrigal, Jonathan Villar and others hit the IL at some point in 2022. David Bote still has yet to be activated this year. Key prospects like Brennen Davis, Ed Howard and Miguel Amaya have suffered major injuries, sidelining them for lengthy periods of time.

With all of this comes “Roster Jenga”, constant adjustments being made to the MLB. Seeing Clint Frazier DFAd without getting much of a chance while giving a lot of playing time to the older struggling Jason Heyward had Cubs fans furious before Friday’s ballgame. Fans also wanted to see more Nelson Velazquez who only got a quick taste of MLB before being sent down again. Injuries are out of the club’s control, but prioritizing playing time for available players is.

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Rebuilding/retooling (whatever you want to call it) is not really fun in the early stages. I guess one thing about the frustrating losses is they are competing in a lot of games and not getting knocked around every single night. Still, hopefully better days ahead.