The Cubs Didn't Cheat, Rizzo's Ankle, Baseball Drama, and Other Cubs Bullets

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The Cubs Didn’t Cheat, Rizzo’s Ankle, Baseball Drama, and Other Cubs Bullets

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  • I wouldn’t worry too much (beyond that which you would normally worry about ANY Cubs injury … ), because we’re still over two months out from the regular season, and Rizzo’s the type of hitter who isn’t going to need a ton of Spring Training action to be ready.
  • As for batting leadoff, if there isn’t some fundamental change to the roster between now and Opening Day, then there’s very little reason Rizzo shouldn’t be batting leadoff most of the time with this group. It was crystal clear by midseason last year that it should be the case, and it just took far too long for everyone to get on board.
  • More on Rizzo, who is under team control for just two more years:

  • At least the rumors about the grievance decision have it not coming until next week at the earliest:

  • I’m imagining word on the grievance dropping as Bryant crosses the stage in introductions, his Apple Watch buzzes, he glances down, and starts doing pelvic thrusts and cartwheels.
  • Oh my god, it was all worth it:

  • It’s going to be hard not to call you Grandpa, Grandpa:

  • It’s not quite apples and oranges – maybe apples and pears? – but it still is interesting:

  • Pointing out the good, too:

  • Also, Brad Wieck and Trevor Megill are so freaking huge:


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.