The Cubs are playing as well as could be expected and are doing so without the benefit of a favorable schedule.
Analysis and Commentary
Rizzo has been a top ten offensive player in baseball in the early going, and how he’s doing it is pretty fun.
Chris Coghlan is providing some newfound offense with the help of a new swing, better health, and better luck.
Castro’s combined performance this year in the field and at the plate have been MVP-like.
Are there still a lot of strikeouts? Sure. But these Cubs are taking walks and getting on base.
The issue is a little broader than just Brian Schlitter, though his role should probably change.
This could be a signal that the rooftops’ suit against the Cubs is also coming to a close.
The progress continues, as the next big name debuts tonight against the Pirates. Let’s talk about what’s coming.
It’s very early, but are the Cubs still looking like a mid-80s-win team?
We saw this on Friday with Jonathan Herrera toying with James Shields, and it impacted the Cubs in Colorado, too.
Given the circumstances, I think it’s pretty reasonable to speculate that Russell could be up very soon.
Kris Bryant’s debut ushered in a new era on a day that felt different from the start.
It was mostly a good day for Bryant and the game of baseball, even if it didn’t include a storybook ending.
Data don’t lie. It looks like the Cubs earned their loss yesterday, rather than having it unfairly gifted to the Padres.
Today is a very good day, and fans should enjoy it. But there will be downs, together with the ups.
Fingers crossed on a positive outcome for Ramirez, but, even in a good scenario, the Cubs may need to make a roster move.
When it comes to baseball players, that’s a good thing. Wood was dominant last night. Also: Bryant as number one, Maddon calls for Schlitter, and Rally Beaver.
I’ll answer my own question with a “not quite,” but a call-up at Wrigley Field for the weekend is looking more possible.