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Predicting the Cubs Opening Day 25 Man Roster

I'm doing this purely because I am bored and I think it'll be interesting to see just how wrong I can be.

I'll start easy, Catchers:

Welington Castillo, George Kottaras

Outfielders:

Junior Lake, Nate Schierholtz, Ryan Sweeney, Justin Ruggiano

Infielders:

Anthony Rizzo, Darwin Barney, Starlin Castro, Mike Olt, Luis Valbuena, Ryan Roberts, Emilio Bonifacio (utility)

Starting Pitchers:

Jeff Samardzija, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Jason Hammel, Chris Rusin

Relief Pitchers:

Jose Veras, Pedro Strop, Carlos Villanueva, James Russell, Wesley Wright, Alberto Cabrera, and...uhh...I'm having a really difficult time with bullpen pitcher number 7. Blake Parker? Hector Rondon? I'll say Rondon. Whatever.

I guess a lineup could look potentially something like this:

Castro

Lake

Rizzo

Olt

Schierholtz

Castillo

Sweeney

Barney

I would think Bonifacio will be playing a lot, and potentially could lead off when he does. But it seems like Renteria likes to let Castro lead off, so who knows.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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