Friday’s confusing unrest makes at least one thing clear: the players need to get on the same page.
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The Cubs would be in a very different position now if they’d pulled the trigger. Also, a lot on Duane Underwood and Jorge Soler.
Regardless of what happens the rest of this offseason, we’re gonna get to dream on the potential for one of the best offenses in 25 years.
Boom. Tanking over, competitiveness increased. This is the solution for MLB, right?
Is there a real chance that we’ll see a strike? A collusion charge? A re-opening of the CBA?
Even if the Cubs can’t get one of the top remaining arms, I’m here to say that the depth options this year are better than you usually see in February.
The Cubs’ young outfielder suddenly started hitting for serious power against righties in the second half, but can we expect that to continue?
Assuming the band stays together, Kris Bryant seems an easy number one – but what about the rest of the group?
Which is great, because that’s repeatable!
He’s already been ranked as the third best catcher, but there’s a chance he moves up this season.
You might still feel like Schwarber is the right leadoff fit when analyzing the lineup, but there’s more to consider in that decision.
Are we irked, troubled, or TERRIFIED after the Brewers trade tonight?
There’s a whole lot that goes into adding a starting pitcher for these Cubs, but it’s worth this process, because the impact is so significant.
More reasons to bet on Chatwood breaking out with the Cubs. Also: we love you, Ernie.
It sounds crazy at first, but when you really dig into what Schwarber’s done and been through, it seems less crazy.
Another possible reason for the sides to dig in their heels? Also, if the money isn’t going to free agents, should we see more extensions?
I actually really like the confidence. But is it even plausible that Heyward could be the team MVP?
A healthy Addison Russell who puts up plus offensive numbers would be a dramatic and immediate boon to the Cubs in 2018.
This offseason, and its trailing cloud, is only the beginning of what could be an ugly process for the sport.
It’s not easy to balance winning now and the future.
If the Cubs’ version of Jose Quintana had a full season of starts, he would have been a top 20 pitcher in the game.
If Mike Montgomery is forced to join the rotation, the Cubs just signed up a big hedge for the bullpen.
2017 was a bad year for Ben Zobrist. Perhaps a better physical foundation will improve his durability and performance in 2017? Either way, his role figures to change.
The Cubs are deep in negotiations for their next TV deal, which could include the creation of their own new cable channel. But would MLB let them think bigger?
He even goes so far as to say he’d love to do it. And he would probably be great, but I think there are better options.
Looking at the expected position players on the Cubs’ roster this year, you could argue it either way.