It was good to see Hendricks back, but the velocity was down even further, and the command wasn’t there.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
The guy is all-universe right now, and it is difficult to describe how important he’s become. Also: Rondon’s rebound, Cubs five above .500, much more.
Lots of good stuff from yesterday’s game, but the real meat: how did Juan Pierre help the Cubs win the 2016 World Series?
How are you doing today? Over it? I think I am. But there are some things to talk about in the bullpen, and the standings.
The Cubs have about an 80% shot of reaching the postseason this year – and that’s not half-bad.
Winning is fun, fun is winning? Also: the perfect start to the second half, La Stella’s stellar play, Baez’s heat, Montgomery’s role, more.
Kyle Schwarber looks different at the plate right now, doesn’t he? That’s not just my mind telling me what I want to see, right?
As you probably expected, John Lackey ain’t going to the bullpen. And, right now, that’s probably fine.
It was a terrifying decision by Joe Maddon, but I’m pretty sure it was the right one.
Contreras notched his first career four-hit game yesterday, and that was just the latest in a long line of big games for the Cubs’ evolving catcher.
27 strikeouts over the last three games? Yeesh.
This week’s trade could, and hopefully will, have some ancillary benefits for the Cubs.
When Mike Montgomery is throwing strikes, the result is often a ground ball or a whiff – and that bodes well for his future as a starter.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: I think there are some glimmers of hope for Jason Heyward’s second half.
The initial shock of yesterday’s trade has faded, and now we can look at it dispassionately and say … yeah, that was a really good trade.
Jose Quintana is on the Cubs. I still can’t believe it.
The 2016 Cubs were full of chemistry, is that’s what’s missing from 2017?
Before suffering the wrist injury in late May, Zobrist was his usual self. Since then? Far from it.
OMG THE CUBS SHOULD SELL!!! … this is not that discussion. We’re going to calmly talk about what selling would look like if it happened.