Short answer? Yeah, pretty much. Long answer? Well, that’s why there’s a post. And a chart!
Category: Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs still might be a great team going forward. But those 17 losses in 34 games? They’re in the book, and they count come September.
Theo Epstein Speaks: Expectations v. Reality, The Bad Kind of Surprises, Trading Top Prospects, More
Theo Epstein address the slow start for the Cubs and the road ahead.
Well, that wasn’t the best run for the Cubs, but they’re still here, and they’re still on track for October.
Joe Maddon is steadfast in his belief that Schwarber’s struggles are not related to his batting order spot.
Would I still bet on these Cubs to be in late-season contention? Yes. Is there a whole lot of bad going on right now? Yes.
Not to be lost in a crazy marathon game: Jon Lester was really good.
It’s really hard to get that same joy out of a “wow can you believe that happened” type of game when it ends like that one.
Anderson is expected to go to the disabled list, and the Cubs will have a range of options for how to proceed in the rotation for now.
The Cubs’ front office was very aggressive last year in acquiring Aroldis Chapman, and they could be aggressive again, if necessary.
There have been five 20K games in MLB history, and Wood’s was clearly the best.
What can you say about such a tough Cubs loss? Well, actually, a lot.
The face of the turning of the franchise, Castro was an important part of what the 2016 Cubs team became, even if he wasn’t on it.
Two Cubs relievers STILL haven’t given up an earned run this year.
Could you argue with the Cubs not having more than two players in the top 100 through the first month of the season?
Did you know that Cubs starters across the board throw harder on the road? … or do they?
Jon Lester wasn’t getting the calls he wanted, but a review indicates the zone wasn’t call all that poorly.
My best guess is that Mike Montgomery takes a start soon-ish.
In the span of a single game, Javy Baez turned his season numbers around. Of course, what comes next is even more important.