Did you know that the Cubs have turned the fewest double plays in baseball this year … by a really wide margin?
Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs are taking walks, getting on base, and buying in to an approach that makes pitchers work. Also: Schwarber, Russell, Wood, more.
As we sit here today at the close of April, how and where does it look like the Cubs might direct their resources?
Travis Wood has been excellent so far this year. How was he through four starts last year?
The ERA and short outings are not looking pretty, but in many ways, he’s been better than last year.
The 26-year-old lefty has been called upon in high-leverage situations already, and he’s responded.
For a moment last night, the Cubs led baseball in stolen bases. They’ve got 25 steals and just 16 homers. Who are these guys?
Jason Hammel has been doing business since returning to the Chicago Cubs.
Some of the early story lines playing out for the 2015 Cubs.
While there’s only so much you can take away at this point – which is to say not much at all – it’s run to see what the early returns say.
Attendance remains a very important storyline for the Chicago Cubs. So far, so good.
Through four starts, Arrieta has simply been Arrieta. No surprises, no negative signals. Just more goodness.
Russell might be struggling at the plate, but what he did in the field on Friday is still blowing me away.
The Cubs are playing as well as could be expected and are doing so without the benefit of a favorable schedule.
Rizzo has been a top ten offensive player in baseball in the early going, and how he’s doing it is pretty fun.
Chris Coghlan is providing some newfound offense with the help of a new swing, better health, and better luck.
Castro’s combined performance this year in the field and at the plate have been MVP-like.
Are there still a lot of strikeouts? Sure. But these Cubs are taking walks and getting on base.