If there are six superstars in baseball, Kris Bryant MUST be one of them.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
Going .500 over six games comes with some good news and some bad news.
There’s no need for a “set” lineup, and that includes the possibility of Kyle Schwarber batting leadoff again some time.
FACE ALL THE MARLINS!
Although the Cubs haven’t had much positional consistency at closer over the past several years, they have had some pretty big names take the ball in the ninth – Wade Davis, Aroldis Chapman, Hector Rondon, to name a few. And while each of them experienced some significant success with the Cubs, every single one of […]
How about that freaking Cubs bullpen, eh? Also: good man, Victor Caratini.
Oh, and stop a five-game losing streak. Kyle Hendricks is so very good.
Schwarber has some impressive and encouraging peripherals, and is expected to keep performing at a high level.
Swing less. And maybe swing less hard.
Terrible series, a year apart but so similar, received so differently. Personal struggles. Anxiety and sports. And death.
Opposing pitchers seem to have a plan: get the Cubs behind early using offspeed stuff, induce weak contact from there as they try to avoid the strikeout.
I think things actually go pretty dark if you start imagining such things.
It wasn’t a great stretch offensively, but the Cubs won a lot and moved the needle.
It’s worthy of a conversation.
The Cubs’ quality of contact has been terrible, especially lately.
And if they don’t … I’ll just delete this post.
Russell’s contact rate has taken off and his strikeout rate has vanished. But are those actually good things for him?
We’ve seen dips like this before, but it definitely stood out.
Luke Farrell Has Been Impressive in a Tiny Sample, Though Eddie Butler is Eligible to Come Off the DL
I love how Farrell has looked in his three appearances, but it’s hard to know for sure that it should push the Cubs in any kind of new direction.
On a 100-win pace despite a tough early-season schedule. Did you realize either of those things?
Some of the strangest small-sample numbers you’ll see from a pitcher, and a big change in pitch mix in the early going.
The Cubs’ closer is getting results even at a time when he isn’t at his best. Because he’s really, really good.
Tyler Chatwood might’ve unlocked a little something yesterday.
Good for him. Good for them. I’ll just sit here chanting that over and over again.
There was so much to like about what Hendricks did last night, and what he’s done all April, actually.