Don’t hang a pitch to Kris Bryant.
Chicago Cubs News
No one gets to a full count like Kris Bryant. And when he does, good things happen.
Joe Maddon pulled Tsuyoshi Wada very early last night, but it was pretty clearly the right move – as it’s been all season.
The Cubs could really have used his lefty, high-contact bat off of the bench.
The errors obscured just how good Hammel was. Again. Dude’s been fantastic.
The big, strong righty is a hard-thrower who generates strikeouts and groundballs. What’s not to like? Other than the struggles this year, of course.
Outfielder-slash-first baseman Mike Baxter is the positional roster replacement for Welington Castillo.
Even up against the NBA and NHL playoffs, baseball performs very well. With a TV deal looming for the Cubs, this is important stuff.
It’s still early, but so far so good for the 2015 Chicago Cubs. You’d take playoff odds approaching 60%, right? I sure would.
Medina, 26, has been a successful reliever for the Mariners over parts of the past three years. It’s a fair, if unsexy, return for Castillo.
Tsuyoshi Wada and Junior Lake would take their spots on the roster.
Jake Arrieta, Addison Russell, and Dexter Fowler showed some serious leather.
Joe Maddon once called batting practice “the most overrated ritual in professional sports.”
Hopefully La Stella’s setback isn’t serious, but it could throw the bench plans for a loop.
If you checked out this weekend, take a quick scroll to see if you missed anything. Quite a bit going on.
The 34-year-old lefty would have challenged for a rotation spot out of the gate if not for a groin injury in the Spring.
Technically, he’s now the 10th reliever on the team. That number will shrink, but it’ll be interesting to see how Wood adjusts to his new role.
A curious move to bring the Cubs’ pitching staff to a bewildering 14. This will be temporary.