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Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about other leadoff candidates besides Dexter Fowler, the Cubs' alleged depth in the outfield and overturned calls due to replay. Dexter Fowler's batting average and on-base percentage leave a lot to be desired. Do the Cubs have any likely candidates for leadoff hitters in the organization? -- Mark E., Arlington, Va. No, none that are ready now. Fowler saw a lot of right-handed pitchers in spring training but was working on a few things and finished strong, which is what I look for in a lot of players I view on a daily basis for the first time. I don’t think his impending free agency is a factor, and his...

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