Which player was the best hitting catcher in baseball last year and also played the most innings at a position besides catcher? Willson Contreras.
Analysis and Commentary
Black Friday is here, and I reckon you’re doing some consuming! Here’s some thoughts on that, and also some Cubs/baseball stuff to read.
It’s a healthy deal for a defensive catcher, and a reminder about the market (and Miguel Montero’s value).
Albert Almora Jr. may have a bright future yet, but that doesn’t mean he’ll definitely be the team’s starting center fielder right out of the gate.
One of the most successful relievers for several years running, is Melancon worth a bet on his weak contact ability?
Contrary to popular belief, Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon aren’t the only relievers in the free agent market.
Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, and Kyle Hendricks also received votes in the NL MVP race.
Some of the youngsters you’ve heard about for years could soon be on the Cubs’ 40-man roster.
Good luck squaring up a Carl Edwards Jr. fastball.
Jansen is the top right-handed reliever on the market, and the Cubs have obvious needs in their bullpen. Clear fit, right? Well …
In-house, he does seem to be the guy. And there’s obvious upside. But is there risk, too?
We will never know what would or would not have been possible for the Cubs without Aroldis Chapman.
You can make the argument for any of them.