Today is a very good day, and fans should enjoy it. But there will be downs, together with the ups.
Analysis and Commentary
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.
I’ll answer my own question with a “not quite,” but a call-up at Wrigley Field for the weekend is looking more possible.
Baseball is funny like this.
Miguel Montero is beginning to show off the defensive assertiveness that made the Cubs want him in the offseason.
Even as he regularly changes things up, Joe Maddon is revealing some lineup tendencies.
No, I wouldn’t expect to see Bryant today or tomorrow, but the weekend has become plausible.
There are reasons for mild concern about some aspects, but not yet any reason to be seriously concerned, overall.
It’s a legitimate and worthwhile discussion about a baseball issue. But it’s probably going to get too much play today. Hopefully that ends tonight.
All in all, this was a pretty excellent weekend for Cubs fans.
The Cubs haven’t been getting them in, but they’ve been getting them on. And that’s half the battle.
There are risks involved with batting pitchers eighth, but the Cubs may be giving something up to get something more.