Interesting to think about what pitchers could be hiding in Spring Training.
Analysis and Commentary
Any Cubs-relevant comps here?
In the earliest set of free agent power rankings, the Cubs’ righty is up there on top.
Come check in on some of the hottest starts of the Spring.
It’s been easy to forget that it was a rough second half for Arrieta, who looks to rebound in 2017.
Injuries and potential ineffectiveness have left the Cubs with one big question spot. Also: big-time bat flips … how do you feel?
It might be Mike Montgomery, it might be Brett Anderson. But it’s mostly likely to be “both”. Or, you know, totally disrupted by injuries.
Willson Contreras just wants to play ball.
Compared to the average team, it’s like the Cubs get an extra two wins for free. NEAT!
Anthony Rizzo cracks his first homer of the Spring.
Remember how the Cubs took Almora early and then loaded up on pitching? How has it worked out?
Not only did the deal provide obvious value in its first two years, it’s looking really good going forward.
John Lackey knows what’s up in Spring Training. Also, when are bat flips acceptable?
Lester will be working without David Ross for the first time in a long time, but doesn’t anticipate any issues.
Working out deals for pre-arbitration players is a bit of a different animal, but in recent years, the Cubs have done it right.