That can’t be the kind of thing that happens all that frequently. Let’s look a little more at the numbers, and discuss implications.
Analysis and Commentary
Whether by the eye test or the stat test, Rondon has been a stud. (And, just for fun, Neil Ramirez has been better.)
You don’t see too many players simultaneously at the top and bottom of so many offensive categories.
The Cubs may not be considering every name you’ve heard, and they continue to winnow the top of their board.
Would you believe me if I said the Cubs have underperformed their expected record in 16 of the last 21 season? You should.
Taking a look at Arrieta’s pitch locations from last night, it appears that he missed several calls.
Really fascinating stuff, particularly about the possible form and structure of the Cubs’ upcoming TV deal.
Edwin Jackson had his best outing as a Cub this week … so how much did it improve his numbers?
There’s a tiny bit of pride involved, and it technically counts in the standings, but that’s pretty much it.
He didn’t mean it in the same literal way I did yesterday, but he did dump on it as a meaningful tool for evaluation.
Will we ever be free from its pernicious clutches?
Two different approaches, sure. But what really matters is the two different situations.
It was an ugly month for the Cubs, and it could have been a lot better. Does that matter?
Three of the Cubs’ bats blew up in a big way last night – let’s look at the impact.