When is Chicago Cubs Opening Day 2023?

Chicago Cubs Introduce Dansby Swanson
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The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday night and that means that Major League Baseball is officially on the clock. Ok, well, perhaps not officially on the clock but the Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training on Wednesday with position players set to report to Arizona on February 20.

There is renewed optimism surrounding the Cubs as they head into the 2023 Major League Baseball regular season as the team has spent over $300MM this offseason with the goal being the team returning to relevancy at the Major League level.

The biggest signing that the Cubs made this offseason was the signing of free-agent shortstop Dansby Swanson to a seven-year deal worth $177MM. In his introductory press conference this offseason, Swanson emphasized that winning is the priority. Swanson bought into the plan that Cubs' president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer and general manager Carter Hawkins shared with him and it is a plan that will start with the first game of the season.

Chicago Cubs Opening Day 2023 is on Thursday, March 30, against the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 PM. For the Cubs, Opening Day 2023 also serves as the team's home opener as the game will be played at Wrigley Field.

Chicago Cubs Opening Day is on March 30 against the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 PM.

For the Cubs, Opening Day will be an early test for the team to see where they stack up against the Brewers. Entering the 2023 season, both the Brewers and Cubs are believed to be a step below the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs, according to some projections, may even be a step below the Brewers.

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The Cubs have placed an emphasis on run prevention this offseason. The additions of Swanson and Cody Bellinger in center field should provide the Cubs with one of the best defenses up the middle of the field in all of baseball. The Cubs also believe their pitching infrastructure should continue to churn out quality arms with Yan Gomes and Tucker Barnhart each having the strong ability at managing a pitching staff. It certainly is a new path for the Cubs and they will take the first step on March 30.