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Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Harrison Bader sprays champagne at his teammates as the Cardinals celebrate winning the National League Central Division by beating the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Photo by David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

QUESTION: Will Bader be given preference in CF for opening day or will it be whoever performs best in spring training? Also: The Pirates swept out their front office. Is a fire sale of the players fast approaching free agency likely to materialize soon?

COMMISH: Bader will have to compete for his job this spring. That center-field battle will be wide open.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be doing plenty of business. And I, for one, would have interest in left/center fielder Starliing Marte.