He hits a monster shot last night, and his numbers have made him the best first baseman in the NL.
Analysis and Commentary
Justin Verlander’s steep decline after signing a mega-deal is enough to give you pause about a lot of things.
There was a strategy, and the Cubs executed it effectively. From where we sit today, it’s a good looking draft.
The Chicago Cubs have won five games in a row. That’s a good thing, but can we enjoy it as much as we should?
Remember this early sabermetric darling? He didn’t stick too long with the Cubs, though – how have things played out for him?
The entire rooftop contract has been released, and it provides a more comprehensive window into the expected dispute.
Arrieta’s groundball rate is up significantly this year, and it appears to be reflective of a slight change in his approach.
More on yesterday’s snag. Also: I’m not sure folks realize how many advertising signs there are at Fenway Park.
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.
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.