If I can divorce myself from the game outcome, the day was a pretty well-done thing.
Analysis and Commentary
If you’re the Chicago Cubs, and a giant cake of Wrigley Field eventually lands in a dumpster, it’s a national story.
Rizzo pulled it off last week, and it could be a very effective strategy to neutralize the shift.
The 33-year-old lefty “prospect” is dominating at AAA right now. Should we be paying attention?
We’ve seen the close losses. Does that mean the Cubs are better than their record says they are?
It’s just not a good idea, and the Cubs would gain an advantage by doing it much, much less.
The former full-time starter at second base is now something less than that, and it’s unclear what’s going to happen long-term.
Believe it or not, that’s actually a marked improvement over last year.
In other words, so far this year, Rizzo is doing pretty much everything you’d like to see him doing.
Based on expected strike totals, the Cubs are already down 19 strikes. That’s significant.
So far, things have been working fairly well for Lake, who has actually appeared in every single game.
When you have a three-hit night in April and it includes two homers, it’s going to do good things for you.