Offseason planning is undoubtedly already underway, and various decisions come quickly whenever the Cubs are done playing.
Analysis and Commentary
Hammel can be the guy the Cubs need today. We know he has it in him. But will it show?
Jake Arrieta generally succeeded against the Cardinals this year, but they haven’t seen him since July.
The young righty labored in September, and he’s not had much success against the Cubs this year.
The Cubs will see how much Kyle Hendricks has evolved since his last start against the Cardinals in early May.
Which isn’t necessarily the wrong thing to do. This is rather complicated stuff.
It’s what many folks were focusing on last night, and, after taking a step back, I have conflicting thoughts.
Some thoughts on how Lackey’s pitch evolution could play out tonight.
The 2008 Chicago Cubs won 97 games. They were a powerhouse. They were swept in the playoffs.
Diving into the data shows Jake Arrieta has had mounds of success against the Pirates’ quality offense.
Who gets non-tendered? Who makes how much? Decisions lay ahead for the Cubs, and there’s a lot to discuss here.
The BN Staff offers up our takes on the roster, and a bit more.