Butler had *some* success with the Cubs in 2017, but did not establish himself as a starter going forward. And now, there’s a logistical hurdle to keeping him.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
It’s an important offseason for Schwarber, who might look different when we see him next.
He was a big name a couple years ago, and he’s still on the rumor circuit, but Jake Odorizzi is coming off a very down 2017 season.
The Cubs have a nasty weapon available to them if all goes right. Also: there are huge chunks taken out of Wrigley.
Why has this offseason been so slow thus far?
Who hit the ball the hardest this year? The softest? The pull-iest?
Closers come from strange places, and maybe that’ll be the case for the Cubs in 2018, too.
Another former Cardinals starter? It could happen.
If you want to have more flexibility with when you yank your starting pitchers, you better have a ton of reliever depth that can be moved around.
The 25-year-old righty was supposed to be a depth starter/swing guy for the Cubs in 2017, but injuries derailed his season.
The next Andrew Miller? Maybe not, but the Cubs should still be interested.
If it meant another $20 million to spend on free agents every year, would you support it?
A big day looms tomorrow. Today, a big discussion on a troubled statistic.
If you could protect only one of the Cubs’ realistically on-the-trade-block young players, who would it be?
Darvish, Arrieta, Davis, and others, let’s take a look at some free agent performance projections. They aren’t all that kind.
The 27-year-old righty has tremendous numbers away from Coors Field and fantastic contact-management numbers. So why’s he projected to get only a two-year deal?
How can you justify a first place vote for Bryant this year? Well, the method for doing so actually raises an interesting question about value.
With so much of the young core – and Theo Epstein – under team control for four more years, you can see where this window might end.
Justin Wilson looks ready to bounce back in a BIG way. Please?