Chicago Cubs: Predicting the 2020 lineup

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 21: Jason Heyward #22, Anthony Rizzo #44 and Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs look on during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 21, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 21: Jason Heyward #22, Anthony Rizzo #44 and Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs look on during a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 21, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 6-2. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Cubs are going to be one of the most interesting teams in 2020, but what will their lineup look like come Opening Day?

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have not done very much this winter and it seems to be surrounded around the availability of third baseman Kris Bryant.

"“We have the makings of a very, very good team that’s currently under control on our roster and we have the chance to win a division. We do that, and you have a chance to have a great October. That’s not to be taken lightly,” said Epstein while at the Winter Meetings down in San Diego. “At the same time, we can’t just pretend that we can keep putting off making some important decisions for the future if there is an opportunity to strike and help ensure a better future, we have to do that.”"

The decisions he is referring to are the statuses of some of his biggest star players.

The Chicago Cubs were reportedly “aggressive” and “obvious” that they wanted to make a trade at the beginning of the offseason, so I don’t know why they would change their mind now, especially when there are teams that have big holes on their rosters (and the Cubs have an excess of those needs).

The Texas Rangers need outfield help and third base help, the Nationals still don’t have a bonified third baseman, and the Braves also don’t have a third baseman.

All three of those teams are trying to contend in 2020, which means that they could be more willing to give up a top prospect or two in exchange for a major league ready player like Kris Bryant.

But the biggest question is if he will be on the team come Opening Day.

Well, I will give you my take on that in due time but without further ado let’s get to who should be starting for the Chicago Cubs in 2020.