10 Chicago Cubs Players As Taylor Swift Eras

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Debut (Taylor Swift)- Kyle Hendricks (RHP)

Aside from David Ross, Hendricks is the only player left from that 2016 World Series team and he’s a player that only the true fans still love. Debut had a few hits on it, and the Professor has been known to pitch to contact and give up some hits in his starts, but this is the OG. The comfort food when you need a little nostalgia. 

It may not get as much love as some of the newer albums, but when Our Song comes on and it hits just right, everyone is ready to belt it out. 

There’s also a little bit of heartbreak in this album. You can’t tell me that when Kyle Hendricks thinks of his old battery-mate Willson Contreras playing for the hated St. Louis Cardinals he doesn’t think You Should’ve Said No. Or that losing Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant in a 48 hour timespan didn’t leave some teardrops on his proverbial guitar. 

Finally, we’re all expecting Debut: Taylor’s Version at some point soon. A completely remade version of something that we all already loved. Not too dissimilar from Kyle Hendricks shutting down to work on his shoulder to try to figure out a way to keep pitching through something that may have ended other, lesser, pitchers’ careers. 

Moral of the story, Kyle Hendricks is the last member of the greatest team the Chicago Cubs have ever had and therefore he’s the only one on this roster that has enough of us to break our hearts. Luckily for us he’s back in the rotation, just like Debut will be when Taylor releases her version.