Maaaaaybe things are turning around a bit for him finally?
Analysis and Commentary
Annually one of the most fortunate teams in baseball, the Cardinals have been on the short end of the stick so far this year.
The idea of the Angels trading Trout at some point is not so crazy. Talking about Cubs packages for him right now, though, probably is (a little).
The Cubs head out for nine games, and it remains necessary to properly calibrate expectations.
Jake Arrieta and his teammates have turned ground balls into outs at an extremely high percentage.
Jason Heyward and several other big-money free agent signings have struggled mightily out of the gate.
Suggesting Arrieta hit Kang on purpose yesterday, for example. Also: the Cubs are leading the Central by a really wide margin at this point.
That might sound like a stretch for a guy who threw a no-hitter this season, but man, he was on.
Russell was always believed to be a future star. He’s well on his way this season.
The Cubs stole a stud in Hector Rondon to close games out, not unlike the way they stole a stud in Jake Arrieta to start games off.
Even after yesterday’s ugliness, the Chicago Cubs are still on top of the league in just about every way.
Bethancourt crushed the game-winner last night, but Lackey didn’t like him admiring it.
We have to talk about Soler right now, but the spot remains tough. Let me explain. Or try, anyway.