The Cubs’ schedule the rest of the way is relatively difficult.
Analysis and Commentary
We know that the WAR statistic is not perfect, and we know that the defensive component is especially troublesome. But what do we do about it?
So many things have contributed to Travis Wood’s ugly 2014 season, and his future beyond this season is now unclear.
The Cubs’ approach of recent years couldn’t be more different from the Yankees’. How are things looking in New York these days?
The Cubs didn’t lose a single game that Hendricks started in August. What do they have in this young man going forward?
Emphasis on “positional” there. In a market very thin on options, a 23-year-old big-time corner outfield bat has to look pretty attractive.
Will the Cubs see a huge attendance decline this year as many projected?
Alcantara doesn’t get the hype of his fellow youngsters, but he’s poised to be a big part of the Cubs’ 2015 success.
This is fun, isn’t it? Mostly, that’s what matters. But there are other things to discuss, too.
It wasn’t just yesterday – Wada’s been quite good for a while now. Let’s discuss his future with the Cubs.
Baez tried to beat a deep infield yesterday with a bunt for a hit and a runner on second. Good idea? Bad idea? Any future lessons?
This is a fairly complicated dispute, and the Cubs’ role is similarly tricky. How will it impact the plans for the renovation and outfield signage?
And the front office could have a whole lot more to spend this offseason if they see some things they like.
Over the years, how well does WAR correlate with the MVP award? More than you might think.
Folks will soon be buying into the Chicago Cubs as possible 2015 contenders.
It’s a thing of freaking beauty. (But let’s talk about Sheffield versus Baez before anyone goes crazy.)