The next big Chicago Cubs prospect is on his way, perhaps much earlier than folks expected. It says a lot about the Cubs, and about Kyle Schwarber.
Analysis and Commentary
Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, and Ben Cherington have exploited market inefficiencies in the past to build winners. Are they doing it again?
Another rough outing for Tsuyoshi Wada, and the questions are going to come up. Also, a “hey mom!” TV moment from the game last night.
The Cubs will play 7 of their next 13 games with a DH and have some interesting candidates for the role.
That question might have seemed crazy a couple months ago, but I think it’s very reasonable right now, all things considered.
You’d think Bryant would win in a landslide if execs were asked that question. But he didn’t.
After suffering through another losing season, it’s time for Cubs fans to once again find value in the draft.
Anthony Rizzo has seen an increase in opportunities with runners on and is taking advantage.
Cubs pitching prospect Jen-Ho Tseng is trying something new and getting some quality results.
Another way to quantify how special Jake Arrieta’s performance is.
Overshadowed at every turn, Villanueva is putting together another great season.
Fortunately, it never got too ugly. Lake was apologetic after the game.
While that doesn’t necessarily mean Baez would come back up to the Cubs as a third baseman, it could provide the team some options.
When Castro attacks the ball, he has his most success defensively.
I think most would agree that he made a mistake, but I’m curious about how things *should* have played out.
The Cubs have seven games against AL teams using the DH coming soon, and they could probably stand to have another bat around.
The TV gun had Wood up to 94mph last night, but PitchFX said he was throwing even harder than that.
By one measure, at least, David Ross is the best in the biz this year. Miguel Montero isn’t too far behind, either.