Here’s an initial look at how good one of the best projection systems thinks the Cubs are.
Analysis and Commentary
Lester is guaranteed at least $115 million over the next five years … and that’s looking like a really good deal.
It’s time to include these two players.
Ben Zobrist has been among the most dependable defenders at three different positions since 2012.
Boy, that’s a sexy headline, eh? That’ll get ’em clicking, Brett.
It was an impressive year, all told, from the young, multi-positional talent. Improvements came, and more are on the way.
I suppose there’s a conceivable path, but it seems very unlikely. And maybe even undesirable.
The positional group gets most of the love, and some think the Cubs still need to add another starter.
And it’s a good thing!
Jason Heyward is good, but would you believe he didn’t land among MLB’s 10 most significant upgrades.
We talk about overall player value, but what about just the offensive side? After all, Fowler was really good with the stick.
I actually think Matheny’s response was reasonable, even if it raises a potentially significant divide between the two organizations.
For 2016, the Cubs improved the team quite a bit – on paper – with the swap at second base.