I just think the guy should get some recognition.
Analysis and Commentary
It was a great year for the Cubs’ third baseman, and it’s probably been under discussed. So, what happens next for him?
A thought exercise on why Pablo Sandoval might actually be a quality pick-up. Well, a fun exercise, anyway.
How much do the Cubs already have committed for 2015, and how much might they have to play with this offseason?
Wada needn’t be better than league average in order to provide a ton of value on his contract. And how might he look in the pen?
Sure, the Cubs could use him. Every team probably could. But is he the best use of resources?
If the Cubs land Joe Maddon, there will be plenty about which to be happy. But at least two things could still cause waves.
Folks keep asking me how likely I think it is that the Cubs get Maddon, and how impactful that move would be. I’ll relent and answer.
We know that holding Bryant down could provide the Cubs value in 2021 in the form of an extra year of control. But how much is lost in 2015?
Let’s dig in on Peavy’s down 2014 season, and whether he could provide good value to the Cubs.
Can I convince you that the 2016 – not 2015 – draft figures, in a small way, into the Cubs’ offseason plans?
Not only that, but, generally speaking, Strop was crazy awesome this year.
However you feel about pitch framing data, it’s all in agreement: the Cubs lost a whole bunch of strikes this year.
78 wins wasn’t that far away, and the Cubs actually could have swung into a winning record with better bounces.
Let’s take a look at the numbers and break down what pitchers did, and what went wrong.
Each could check the “veteran” box while providing platoon-ish offense. But how does the rest of the outfield shake out?