There were warts in 2017 and an unsatisfying ending, but can you really say the Cubs are definitely not still in a dynasty run?
Category: Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs faced all of the NL Cy Young finalists in the playoffs. A lot. Also: any beef with the NL MVP finalists?
Even after losing their free agents, the Cubs still project atop the NL Central. For now.
It’s easy to say “trade a position player for a pitcher.” It’s much hard to say which guy you’re ready to move.
Are we gonna do the “hope” thing on Jason Heyward’s swing all offseason again? It’s going to be a lot tougher.
The Cubs definitely have some work to do with two strikes. Also: somebody please sign Ichiro.
Some cost certainty would be nice, if nothing else, given the financial decisions that come on the horizon.
A 30-year-old righty with past experience with Cubs coaches and a solid, steady track record? Sounds good to me.
Kyle Schwarber was a little above average overall last year at the plate, but there’s one area where he fell far shy of average.
Of course, that’s not strictly true. You’ve still got to execute on the player side.
Why didn’t Addison Russell break out in 2017?
I know a lot of you will want to fight me over this, but I’m on board.
It was a very good year.
Dude wasn’t just better in the second half, he was a lot better for a lot of good reasons.
Are the Cubs optimizing their defense with two impressive young middle infielders?
The Cubs all but said everyone was coming back … and then suddenly so many coaches were not coming back. What happened?
Watch out if you try to yank Jon Lester early and he’s pitching well, Joe Maddon!
How are the Cubs most likely to attack their need for starting pitching?
Kyle Schwarber pulled off something only 12 other players have. Also: that ball is juiced, my frents. Also: watch the final out from the last 50 World Series.
The outfielder played a big role in 2017 for the Cubs, but will that be enough for a reunion?
Many notable Cubs are eligible for arbitration this winter, including a few first timers.
Now we flip over into an entirely different season for the Cubs. And it’s a lot of fun, too.
Just a little thanks this morning.
Jake goes out as he came in: dominating.
If – *IF* – the Cubs can find a way to win tonight, things certainly look very interesting.
Well, you know, it could be.