Adrian Sampson


The Chicago Cubs have 38 days to get ready! Two key roster battles should be decided by then. Will it come down to Christopher Morel and Nick Madrigal? Are we overlooking Adrian Sampson in the 5th starter competition with Heyden Wesneski? Plus, Cody needs to “briefly” vent about Willson Contreras, and Ryan Herrera reports from Mesa, AZ with the latest.…

Happy Monday and happy last week of August, folks.

The Cubs are headed up north to take on the Blue Jays, and they're leaving a couple of starters behind. Later in the week, they'll head to St. Louis with a couple of extra faces when rosters expand, and I'm sure there will be plenty of speculation over the next few days as to who might take up those spots.

It should be an eventful week with at least a couple of players making their MLB debuts, plus it'll be the last time Cubs fans have to see Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina playing in Cardinals jerseys on their TV screens. But first, we have to talk about what's happening in Toronto.

So let's get into it. Here's the first international edition of the Monday morning Cubs thoughts.

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