Christopher Morel


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.…

During his end-of-season press conference a month ago, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer wasn’t shy about acknowledging that there were still question marks around the roster that the most recent 162-game season didn’t answer. “I want to build on the momentum that we created at the end of the year, but I know that we have some holes…

As Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts spoke with a group of a half-dozen reporters at Wrigley Field in early September, he used the word "success" as he reflected upon the season with roughly a month left to play.

In the context of the team's final record, no, it wasn't a success. But when you look at what this season was always supposed to be about, there are plenty of individual "success" stories that provided hope for the Cubs' future.

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