According to Bruce Levine, we have absolute breaking news coming out of Mesa, Arizona this morning…
This news is something Cubs fans should not look entirely too much into. Things change throughout the course of a 162-game season. Remember when Kyle Schwarber was going to be the savior at the top of the lineup?
Bryant has only batted leadoff seven times in his MLB career, below are his stats from this small sample size.
It is good to see Kris Bryant essentially step up and take over this role willingly. He went from being subject to trade rumors to willingly trying to fix a hole in the Cubs lineup.
I personally think Bryant is better suited in the 3-5 spot in the lineup, but we must trust new manager David Ross. There really has not been an answer to the leadoff spot situation since Dexter Fowler left, so maybe this move will provide a spark.
Worst case, Anthony Rizzo is always available to put on his leadoff cape if necessary.