The Cubs’ rotation features two of baseball’s pitchers, but a case can be made for a third pitcher who was snubbed.
Analysis and Commentary
How the Cubs Subtly Reinvent Pitchers Like Brett Anderson, Eddie Butler, Alec Mills, and Casey Kelly
The Cubs are lacking upper-level pitching depth, but they’ve got the right guys in place to find some hidden gems.
The technology is not quite there, and, even if it were, there’s still a debate to be had.
Not only can Arrieta afford roll the dice this close to free agency, but doing so could also help future free agents.
I know he’s just a back-up catcher at this point, but I think it could be a great year for Montero. Also: why Jed Hoyer likes to call up prospects every year.
Javy Baez is a starting-caliber player, even if he won’t be in one, set spot to begin the year.
It’s not really possible to know right now how things are going to play out at the end of the Cubs’ bench.
They have to actually perform well, but Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward sure have the ability to do it.
The Cubs will have to be careful not to lean too heavily on the duo even if they are healthy and ready to go.
The art of making your pitches look like each other for as long as possible.
That’s a tough combo to pull off, especially to the extremes that Bryant did.
They may not be match previous projections, but yet another set of measures have the Cubs winning the NL Central, at a minimum.
The trade makes a list of the top offseason moves for a number of reasons. That, and much more this morning.
He’s putting in the work on some specific things, but will it pay off for Jason Heyward? Check out the videos to see where his swing is right now.
Schwarber will look like a duck and sound like a duck regularly, as it were, but he may walk like a duck only a couple days a week.