Bryant’s effect on the lineup

With the excitement over Kris Bryant being recalled Friday we can discuss the potential lineup Joe Maddon will roll out.  The power in the middle of the Cubs lineup was excellent with Rizzo and Soler now enter Kris Bryant.  These are fun times to be a Cubs fan.

When I posed the question about potential lineups with Bryant I received some good responses.  The question is whether he will be eased in or thrown into the fire.  If anybody can be thrown into the fire it’s Bryant.  I am in the corner of throwing him in that fire and so are a lot of you.

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My lineup would be:

1. Fowler

2. Soler

3. Rizzo

4. Bryant

5. Coghlan

6. Castro

7. Montero

8. Pitcher

9. Alcantara

Many of the responses are similar or this exact lineup.  I understand the balance of righties and lefties but could also see Rizzo/Soler flip flopped.  Soler is hitting so well in the three hole so I wouldn’t be surprised if he remains there. Also, with Addison Russell knocking on the door what changes then? Can’t forget about Baez either.

This year is a new era for the Cubs, tomorrow will feel like it is opening day all over again. Lets go.

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