How big is it that Dexter Fowler is back with the Cubs? He is batting .583 at the moment and is an excellent leadoff hitter.
The Cubs had 10 walks and more than 10 runs last night, a feat they only did once in 2015. The schedule makers did the Cubs a real favor having them start the first full week of the season in the west coast and Phoenix. Cub bats are nice and warm, racking up lots of hits and runs, but I expect they will cool off in the frigid temps at Wrigley Field. It will be good for them to come to Wrigley several games above .500.