3 teams we’d rather see in the Field of Dreams game than Reds and Cubs

A general view of the pre-game signage at the Field of Dreams between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs

DYERSVILLE, IOWA – AUGUST 10: A general view of the signage before the game at Field of Dreams between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball has two of the worst teams in the league for today’s Field of Dreams game. Which three teams would have been the better choice?

Major League Baseball will rock the sports world tonight with the spotlight on the Field of Dreams game at 7:00 p.m. ET in Dyersville, Iowa. The Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs will go head-to-head in hopes of surpassing last year’s contest between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.

Wait a minute! The Reds? The young? What the hell is going on here? Two of the league’s worst teams will grab a prime time slot on national TV? Sure, the Reds are the oldest professional sports franchise in America, and the Cubs have a massive following and have been around for over a century, but come on.

Obviously, MLB could not have predicted that the Reds would have a sell-off last spring, selling players like Sonny Gray, Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez. The Cubs began their rebuild last summer by trading World Series heroes Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant.

Yes, Joey Votto still plays first base for the Reds and Willson Contreras wasn’t dealt at this year’s trade deadline, so there’s at least some star power on the field tonight. But you have to imagine that Major League Baseball would rather have had a better matchup than one with two teams combined 88-130 (.403).

So which teams could have created a better product on the field during tonight’s Field of Dreams game? Let’s look at three teams that would have added a little more entertainment and intrigue to the festive atmosphere in Iowa.

https://fansided.com/2022/08/11/3-better-teams-field-dreams-reds-cubs/ 3 teams we’d rather see in the Field of Dreams game than Reds and Cubs

John Verrall

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