I understand a lot of the choices that were made yesterday, even if I don’t agree with all of them. Also: Edwards is really struggling.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs lost a couple series to a couple good teams. That’s not good, but it’s probably not more than that.
Kyle Hendricks had another successful outing, but the velocity decline persists. Also: Russell’s status, all those K’s for Schwarber, and much more.
The Cubs young catcher has become an unstoppable force this season.
Joe Maddon’s Cubs are in win-now mode, and egos must be checked at the door.
How great was it to see Jake Arrieta looking like that? Also: who leads the Cubs in ERA? And Chris Christie probably hates Cubs fans now.
How far did the Cubs have to fall before they would have sold? And what does it mean for future seasons?
Avila is having a career year at the plate, but won’t see as much playing time in Chicago as he did in Detroit because of Willson Contreras.
Kyle Schwarber hasn’t done much with lefties in his career so far, but maybe he can eventually. Probably won’t happen soon.
Say what? More trades? But wasn’t yesterday some kind of deadline? Let’s explain the trade process in August.
The Cubs have landed themselves another back-end option for the bullpen.
This was a very good trade season for the Cubs, given where they are.
With the recent hot stretch and additions, 90 wins is once again a possible outcome.
Gotta love seeing that vintage John Lackey slider working yesterday. Plus: bits on Wilson and Avila, and … Chris Christie scolding a Cubs fan?
What’s that non-waiver part about?
Unsurprisingly, the Cubs young core is well represented.
This deal seems to sort the Cubs’ roster out nicely, as a matter of fact.
In almost every single way, Kyle Schwarber is a better hitter now than he was for his career.
And lately – the last three games not withstanding – there’s been a lot more good than bad.