Russell might be struggling at the plate, but what he did in the field on Friday is still blowing me away.
Analysis and Commentary
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.
The issue is a little broader than just Brian Schlitter, though his role should probably change.
This could be a signal that the rooftops’ suit against the Cubs is also coming to a close.
The progress continues, as the next big name debuts tonight against the Pirates. Let’s talk about what’s coming.
It’s very early, but are the Cubs still looking like a mid-80s-win team?
We saw this on Friday with Jonathan Herrera toying with James Shields, and it impacted the Cubs in Colorado, too.
Given the circumstances, I think it’s pretty reasonable to speculate that Russell could be up very soon.
Kris Bryant’s debut ushered in a new era on a day that felt different from the start.
It was mostly a good day for Bryant and the game of baseball, even if it didn’t include a storybook ending.
Data don’t lie. It looks like the Cubs earned their loss yesterday, rather than having it unfairly gifted to the Padres.
Today is a very good day, and fans should enjoy it. But there will be downs, together with the ups.
Fingers crossed on a positive outcome for Ramirez, but, even in a good scenario, the Cubs may need to make a roster move.
When it comes to baseball players, that’s a good thing. Wood was dominant last night. Also: Bryant as number one, Maddon calls for Schlitter, and Rally Beaver.