Unsurprisingly, the Cubs young core is well represented.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
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.
It was good to see Hendricks back, but the velocity was down even further, and the command wasn’t there.
The guy is all-universe right now, and it is difficult to describe how important he’s become. Also: Rondon’s rebound, Cubs five above .500, much more.
Lots of good stuff from yesterday’s game, but the real meat: how did Juan Pierre help the Cubs win the 2016 World Series?
How are you doing today? Over it? I think I am. But there are some things to talk about in the bullpen, and the standings.
The Cubs have about an 80% shot of reaching the postseason this year – and that’s not half-bad.
Winning is fun, fun is winning? Also: the perfect start to the second half, La Stella’s stellar play, Baez’s heat, Montgomery’s role, more.
Kyle Schwarber looks different at the plate right now, doesn’t he? That’s not just my mind telling me what I want to see, right?
As you probably expected, John Lackey ain’t going to the bullpen. And, right now, that’s probably fine.
It was a terrifying decision by Joe Maddon, but I’m pretty sure it was the right one.
Contreras notched his first career four-hit game yesterday, and that was just the latest in a long line of big games for the Cubs’ evolving catcher.
27 strikeouts over the last three games? Yeesh.
This week’s trade could, and hopefully will, have some ancillary benefits for the Cubs.
When Mike Montgomery is throwing strikes, the result is often a ground ball or a whiff – and that bodes well for his future as a starter.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: I think there are some glimmers of hope for Jason Heyward’s second half.
The initial shock of yesterday’s trade has faded, and now we can look at it dispassionately and say … yeah, that was a really good trade.