The BN Staff offers up our takes on the roster, and a bit more.
Analysis and Commentary
What an incredible season it’s been. And now … I’m a little sad, but also nervous again.
Move over Kerry Wood, Mark Prior and the rest of the 2003 Cubs. The 2015 staff is full of record-breaking arms.
Only one season in the last century or so even comes close.
The Cubs have had hot and cold streaks leading into the postseason in prior years. But what does it mean?
We probably don’t say enough just how good Russell has been with the leather.
I wanted the front office to do something back in July. They didn’t. I was disappointed. I was wrong.
Fun and fascinating takes on a variety of Cubs topics for your perusal.
At the end of the year, Lester was just about as good as he’s ever been.
The Cubs don’t just pick up reclamation guys in rebuilding years. Look at how successful these three have been.
The Cubs are very good at throwing baseball’s most effective pitch.
Does Jake Arrieta still have a slight edge?
Haren has actually been really good in September, which you may not have realized. Is it enough, though?
It won me over. It was always so very close. But Arrieta’s the guy.
There’s still time left this season, but free agency will be here before we know it.
Is it really as simple as “going with a starter” or “going with a bullpen day”?
The Cubs have produced six quality starts from the starters who’ve taken the ball in the fifth starter spot.
It’s actually a tricky question to answer. But it’s fun.
One of the best of the best.
Cubs attendance is way up, and that’s likely going to mean good things going forward. Let’s start looking at the issues.