In the days leading up to Opening Day, MLB.com is examining various aspects of each team's roster. Today, the time has come to focus on a key number for the upcoming season. For the Cubs, it's .300: their on-base percentage from last year, 13th in the National League.
MESA, Ariz. -- There's a reason the Cubs added players like Dexter Fowler and Tommy La Stella, and why manager Joe Maddon is considering having the pitcher bat eighth to get an extra leadoff-type batter in the lineup. The Cubs have plenty of power. They just need guys to get on base ahead of them.