The Cubs have 46 meaningful games remaining on their schedule, and challenges will come from everywhere.
Analysis and Commentary
Call it Cluster Luck or black magic, but whatever it is, the Cardinals are getting historically lucky — again.
Jeff Samardzija and Kyle Hendricks couldn’t be more different as they entered Friday’s match-up.
Even after becoming a major talking point last year, nothing has changed.
Things are still looking good for the Cubs, who are one of the better teams in baseball this year.
One of the best defensive third basemen in the NL? That’s what the managers believe Bryant is.
Addison Russell’s post-All-Star break surge has us re-visiting his role in the ninth spot and pitchers batting eighth.
It turns out that Chris Coghlan’s bat plays well enough at several positions to the point where he resembles Ben Zobrist if you squint.
You knew Schwarber had been good, but did you know how important he’s been already?
Wednesday’s performance aside, Travis Wood has transformed into a serviceable reliever.
Will Montero see a resurgence in his offense now that Kyle Schwarber is up with the big league team?
There was an urgency to the way Joe Maddon managed last night, and it worked out.
The Cubs have another catcher coming back soon, and have moved the rotation around a bit. Joe Maddon will have lots of options.
Technically yes. And it’s not *that* crazy.
Reverting to a 154-game schedule could open MLB up to a slew of important questions deserving of good answers.
Why didn’t the Cubs make any huge moves? Did they have the money if they’d wanted to? Did they have the prospects?
July marked the end of the period where players can freely be traded – but that’s not necessarily the end of all trading.
The Wild Card race comes into heavy focus this week for all three teams. I hope you’re prepared.
Jason Motte has struggled with his fastball and it might let Hector Rondon take back his closer’s role.
Neil Ramirez might not be OK right now. The bullpen, as a whole, has some issues.