The Royals won it all, and they did it a particular way, but that doesn’t mean the Cubs have to become them.
Analysis and Commentary
Here it is. Your complete road map for what’s coming this offseason. Put it on your calendar, bookmark it, etc.
One of the Cubs’ best relievers over the last two years, Grimm will hit arbitration for the first time in 2016.
Here’s where things start for this offseason: 41 players on the 40-man roster.
Ross figures to be the primary back-up again next year, and that’s probably fine. Also: thoughts on shoulder injuries.
Umpires are not calling a bad zone, per the rule book. It’s just that the size of the zone is becoming a clear issue.
Given the chance that he could still emerge as passable behind the plate, and given the extreme upside in the bat, I don’t see it.
Maybe Jorge Soler should be getting all of the attention.
Seemingly, Price hasn’t been at his most dominant in the playoffs. Is that really a concern? And has he really been that bad?
Jason Hammel saw a decline in pitch effectiveness in a rough second half that did not mirror his strong start.
The 2015 season is at a close, and it’s time to both reflect and look ahead.
I can’t say it would have changed the game result, but I did think it worth confirming your suspicions.