Which Cubs pitchers get the most swings and misses, and which pitches do the trick?
Analysis and Commentary
With a much shorter offseason, will the Cubs be worse for the wear in 2017?
You would assume Cubs-Cardinals or Yankees-Red Sox, right?
Reactions around baseball are a mix of surprise and disappointment, and I see several problems with yesterday’s announcement.
The top five 1B in baseball are all nearly-equally-good superstars. Also: shortstops are incredible, Hawk Harrelson praises the Cubs, and much more.
Perhaps the Cubs can get a veteran starter on a minor league deal, juuuuust in case. Also: international players, evaluating front offices, much more.
We haven’t heard much connecting the Cubs to Wood lately. Also: Schwarber listed as catcher, relief pitching prospects, much more.
The Cubs have two starting second basemen. They are also two starting super utility men.
Brain power could literally be the next tool to scout.
A fun discussion about Cubs free agent deals over the years, and how they’ve worked out.
David Ross is kind of like a prospect again. Carl Edwards Jr. has serious closer potential down the line.
The Cubs had two of the best “command” pitchers in baseball last year.
Did the Cubs’ starting pitching depth improve with the addition of Brett Anderson? Yes. Probably. Maybe. It’s a bit tricky, actually.
That’s interesting and wild for a number of reasons.
What is xBABIP? Why does it matter? What does it tell us about the Cubs in 2016 and 2017? Answers: a thing, because, and stuff!