Chicago Cubs Rumors: Projecting the Opening Day Lineup

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Projecting the Opening Day Lineup
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Two days into the MLB Winter Meetings, the Chicago Cubs haven't done much to make waves or news. Thus is life at the annual baseball swap meet/job fair/drinking game.

Manager Dale Sveum, however, managed to drop a juicy tidbit or two during his latest confab with the media.

Sveum hinted at some elements of his Opening Day lineup, making special note of the cases of Starlin Castro and David DeJesus, per Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. Those two men will be key cogs in the lineup in 2012, and given the state of the Cubs' pitching staff, there will be plenty of pressure on the offense.

Here is a projection, based on some reasonable assumptions, of the Opening Day lineup in 2012.

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