3 Cubs players who'll make the Opening Day roster but won't last the season

A fan favorite is likely entering the start of his final season with the Chicago Cubs.

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With Cody Bellinger officially back with the Chicago Cubs, the tune has changed about the team's offseason.

Bellinger's presence on the 26-man roster lessens the need for fans to squint at the roster to see a team capable of making the postseason. Even though Craig Counsell may be eyeing upgrades to the starting rotation, it would be safe to say that the team's Opening Day roster is pretty much set.

While there is never a Spring Training that passes where there isn't an emphasis on who will make the Opening Day roster, it's important to remember that the Opening Day is written in pencil, with names added and removed throughout the entire season.

Cubs players will be with the team on Opening Day, but their spot on the roster won't last.

Cubs players that won't last the season with the team - Patrick Wisdom

Patrick Wisdom does one thing exceptionally well, and that is hit for power. The Cubs haven't had a 30-home-run hitter since 2019, with Wisdom routinely coming close to the mark, hitting over 25 home runs in two of his last three seasons.

The issue for Wisdom is that his defensive regression at third base has made him unplayable at the position, and his lack of contact overall is one of the main reasons he was thought not to be a solution for the team's needs at first base.

With Garrett Cooper added to the mix on a non-roster invite, the Cubs may be eyeing Cooper taking over Wisdom's spot on the roster. While Cooper does not have the power that Wisdom has, he is a plus-defender at first base and presents an ideal platoon partner with Michael Busch.