It’s still fair to point out the ugliness of the contract, but how much can that story turn this year?
Category: Analysis and Commentary
By one metric, Rizzo has been the fifth most unlucky hitter in baseball this season.
How are these boys doing?
There wasn’t a reason to be wowed, but it was actually pretty darn Quintana-like.
Javy Baez continued to demonstrate his awesomeness against the Rockies, and also his intelligence.
It happened again to Yu Darvish last night, and his young catcher was quick to suggest that it had to do with letting up with two outs.
It’s been a good week for the Cubs’ bats, who are now among the best in baseball.
Jon Lester got plenty of whiffs, which was nice to see.
The Cubs’ approach yesterday against the Cardinals was magnificent. And the results, too.
Launch angle matters, but you can’t go overboard.
You want to show some patience with a young player, but you also don’t want to lose many games because of it.
There’s room for improvement, but Javy Baez sure is fun to watch.
The talent is so obvious, but he’ll need to control it.
Doesn’t it always feel great when Tommy La Stella steps to the plate as a pinch-hitter? Don’t you feel confidence? You should.
What a wild three years it has been.
That’d be 20 games fewer than the current season length. Pros? Cons?
All else equal, I’m not sure I’d go that way on Machado and Harper.
If he’s healthy and swinging it, he’s gotta be in there.
Hopefully, this is just a blip we’ll all forget soon.
A Bad Day for Yu Darvish, An Evolving Kris Bryant, A Crazy Minor League Celebration, and Other Bullets
Sure wish yesterday’s outing had looked different, but here we are.
Baez says he learned a lesson, Lester bounces another one (in a good way), and more.
Chatwood did some good things yesterday, but he also did a lot of “medium” things yesterday that cost him.
The Cubs’ relievers have been utterly fantastic so far this year.
Darvish went with a surprisingly limited arsenal his first time out. He won’t do that again today, right?
Doling out playing time is going to be difficult. Also, so much more from last night’s game.