Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon spoke with the media this weekend about his plans for the batting order when the season rolls around, and, while we already knew that the intention was to bat Kyle Schwarber leadoff, Maddon confirmed another suspicion: the pitcher will probably be batting 8th.
From the ESPN video:
The implication there from Maddon is that on days when Schwarber is in the lineup and leading off, he’s inclined to bat the pitcher 8th, which would put another positional bat ahead of Schwarber after the first time through the order. On days when …
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