Main figure: Javier Baez
Manager: David Ross
The Chicago Cubs come from being left out of the playoffs in 2019 in surprising and painful ways, having faced the season as favorites and ended up eliminated and ceding the pennant to their main rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. However, this year they will seek revenge and have a good chance of getting it.
His starting team is neither the best nor the worst, he is above average, led by the experienced and always important Jon Lester, although he has not had such a good 2019, counting on Yu Darvish, strikeout specialist, as his main squire , Kyle Hendricks seems that he will go in third place (deserving to be the opener of the opening day), later the Colombian José Quintana and Tyler Chatwood will also launch every five days, although the latter has only released 5 games since the beginning last season.
In the batting they are very talented, it is a powerful lineup, Javier Baez will be the backbone of the team, in charge of producing and scoring more runs than the others and his work as the "spark" of the team cannot be missed; Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras (he only took 360 turns per injury) did not perform to the maximum last year but all this could change, also Kyle Schwarber had remarkable improvements and is proving to be one of the most powerful men in the national league.
Probable lineup for Opening Day:
1) Ian Happ, CF
2) Kris Bryant, 3B
3) Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4) Javier Baez, SS
5) Kyle Schwarber, LF
6) Willson Contreras, C
7) Jayson Heyward, RF
8) Nico Hoerner, 2B (Jason Kipnis)
Bullpen: Craig Kimbrel, Jeremy Jeffress, Kyle Ryan, Dan Winkler, Duane Underwood Jr., Rowan Wick, Brad Wieck.