We will never know what would or would not have been possible for the Cubs without Aroldis Chapman.
Analysis and Commentary
You can make the argument for any of them.
Aroldis Chapman stood out the most prominently, but was he the Cubs’ top reliever in the postseason?
Jason Heyward’s defense in right field helped make his outfield teammates better.
A deeper dive on a couple Cubs pitchers who could be huge in 2017.
That, uh, seems like a mistake.
The Cubs used four starting pitchers in the postseason – who did what, and what surprising storylines shook loose?
Any sense of regret or sadness there?
Jake Arrieta sent out a message yesterday that made the rounds. Also, is the strike zone going to formally shrink?
Whether they use it or not, the Cubs could be one of the most spending-flexible teams in baseball.
He didn’t win the Gold Glove last night, but Addison Russell is no less a stud.
Some of the Cubs’ leaders this postseason will not surprise you. Many might, though! For example? OPS leader: not who you’d expect.
How the decision to part ways was made, including Hammel’s reported role in that decision.