The Cubs are creating scoring chances, but are not taking advantage of them.
Analysis and Commentary
The numbers don’t lie: Joe Maddon is one of the most beloved managers in baseball today.
The Cubs have hit lefties pretty well despite facing them sparingly in 2015.
It’s not quite as simple as saying, “Get a big bat and put him somewhere.” The Cubs could stand to add a quality outfield bat, though.
Kyle Hendricks has seen his strikeout rates jump thanks in part to a dynamic change-up.
Looking back at a year ago today, when the Cubs & Athletics finalized the Addison Russell deal.
We’ll see if Richard can give the Cubs a quality spot start today. From there, it’s unclear where the rotation goes. There are reasons for concern.
May was probably the Cubs’ worst month, but even that was a .500 affair.
Rear back and fire – not something you expect from Hendricks, but he did it last night.
Jason Motte has been crafty as he has yet to regain the swing-and-miss stuff that made him a relief ace.
The weekend sweep offers something of a clarifying effect, and it’s not all bad.
Are rentals off the table? Are longer-term pieces the focus? For my part, I see only one type of arm that should no longer be a target.
The big righty was excellent for the Cubs in the first half last year, and has been again this year.
Be bummed and frustrated for a little while, and then move on.
Addison Russell has turned in an elite performance defensively at second base.
Providing extreme incentives not to finish school is troubling.
How active will the Cubs be on the trade market? How much salary can they take on? And how do those things relate to the new IFA period, coming in 10 days?
A curiosity in the shifting statistics.
The incoming wave of high-end rookies highlights MLB’s newest trend — a rapidly growing youth movement.
Back to Wrigley Field today, the Cubs have been hosting a nice uptick in attendance. And that’s very important going forward.