The Cubs combined Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery for a killer start last night. Could we see more of that?
Category: Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs are once again at the top of a very tightly-packed heap.
If we step back and look at the career trajectory, was the Kyle Schwarber minor leagues conversation ever that crazy?
How dark things looked on Thursday, and how suddenly bright they look now. Baseball and the Cubs. They just do it to you.
Over 800 feet of homers yesterday for Ian Happ. A big day after a little slump.
The Cubs have … not been playing well. You’ve been warned.
You can still be positive about this team, but the Cubs are in a spot they really haven’t been in a long time. And I do have concerns.
The Cubs have not been good, but neither has the rest of the NL Central – and that’s a magnificently fortunate thing.
There’s no guarantee that his numbers will improve, but there are plenty of indications.
It’s not one thing. Stop looking for *THE* explanation. You won’t find it. It’s a whole mess of stuff.
Name a top pitching free agent after this season. Chances are, he’s performing very poorly this year.
It’s easy to note that the Cubs have struggled to produce with runners in scoring position, but is everyone struggling?
Gotta give love when it’s due, and Duensing has earned it so far for the Cubs.
In this day and age, the league adjusts so quickly to young hitters, and Ian Happ is now facing a serious strikeout problem.
If the Cubs are going to win the NL Central this year, it seems more and more likely that it’s going to be a slog, rather than a laugher.
The hope is that Schwarber’s performance can improve in better spots, and then he can get back to full-timing.
How much of it is bad luck, and how much of it is bad pitches getting appropriately punished?
If the Cubs look to trade for an impact, controllable arm, and if they have to dip into the big league roster to do it, who nets the most?
A 7-2 homestand is a very good thing, no matter who you played. Also: the team leader in average exit velocity? It’s Jason Heyward.