In this week’s Ask Away, we check in on the remaining roster moves, gaps in sabermetrics, Brett as a Michael’s boss, and much more.
Analysis and Commentary
Richard was used a variety of ways in 2015, and that could happen again in 2016. Or, when you dig in, maybe he’ll mostly just be a match-up reliever.
No DH in the National League? No problem for Joe Maddon, who is among the best at what he does.
The Cubs have some of the hardest hitters in baseball, which does matter.
It appears as if the Cubs and other big spenders picked a good year to invest in the free agent market.
You probably already felt like Ross was a future coach or manager – and you’re not alone.
So much value is provided to the Cubs that we simply can’t quantify. Also: arbitration reminder, fun with billboards, fun with beards, more.
The Cubs’ low-cost John Lackey signing might have been one of the best moves of the offseason.
Everyone just assumes the Cubs have a starting outfield trio of Schwarber-Heyward-Soler, but where does that leave Coghlan?
No more traditional save usage. No more huge bonus pool discrepancies. No more Brendan Ryan free agency. Things!
Hoyer once green-lit a trade that sent out a future ace – but he’s far from alone in thinking about a do-over.
And their payroll was already climbing substantially as of last year.
Given the rebuilding approaches of many teams, it’s not so simple as saying that “tanking” is bad and should be stopped.