At last, the “core” of the bullpen will make their Spring Training debuts.
Analysis and Commentary
Let’s be quite clear that Eddie Butler was not great last year. However, his results were even worse than they “should” have been.
Can you imagine the Spring Training conversations we’d be having right now about the outfield if Soler were still a Cub?
A Kris Bryant extension, if it were even possible, would have to be enormous.
Thinking back through the Cubs’ rebuild, and how much went right for the Cubs – and how things could have gone wrong.
The Cubs didn’t tie the game, so that’s a start. Eyes on two of the Cubs’ recent pitching acquisitions, as well as Heyward’s swing.
The plan last year was to have Zobrist as the primary second baseman, but that may not be the plan going into 2017.
Consider for a moment how the Cubs’ farm system has been used the past few years, and also how limited the Cubs’ options for adding to it.
Which … I mean … is smart, right?
If the Cubs are going to get Rookie of the Year votes this year, who’s going to get them?
I still love the idea of using six-ish starting pitchers.
Games begin today, which means we’ll finally have some live-pitching visuals on Heyward’s new swing. Also: Pedro Strop is awesome.
The Cubs’ rotation features two of baseball’s pitchers, but a case can be made for a third pitcher who was snubbed.
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The Cubs are lacking upper-level pitching depth, but they’ve got the right guys in place to find some hidden gems.