There are so many names to go through in the bullpen competition. But who is actually “in” right now? Who has to fight to win a job?
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No set leadoff hitter. “Series” lineups? And more.
See? Projections systems aren’t out to get you!
The young switch-hitter needs PAs aplenty, and he’s willing to play wherever he can get them.
It is a skill that CAN be improved, DOES matter, and Contreras has one of the best voices possible in his ear.
Maybe he’s right. But it’s hard not to connect the dots.
I still like projections. But it’s getting a little silly.
It’s not just about resting Willson Contreras regularly, it’s also about giving Caratini a real chance to improve.
I must admit, the guy was consistently really good for a long time before coming to the Cubs.
Brach isn’t alleging collusion, but there are definitely going to be some folks who seize on his comments.
The Cubs have a full rotation when healthy, so even if Chatwood has rebounded, it’s not like he can just win a rotation spot.
The Cubs have finally gotten their long-held wish to create their own channel. It could be awesome! But there are risks.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but, like … yo. He’s pretty good when he’s healthy, and the Cubs got him for a song.
Twins Just Extended Pre-Arb Position Players Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco – More Fear of Free Agency?
Are more young players going to sign extensions for fear of being iced out in free agency?
That Edwards delivery may stick around. The ever-present Chatwood tinkering. And Strop the boss.
This actually makes me smile. I swear!
Rest, positive regression, and maybe just a touch more attention to launch angle. Simple, right?
It’s cool to watch Darvish giving an interview in English. It’s even cooler to hear what he has to say.
Unfortunately, with a few exceptions here or there, the Cubs weak projections don’t seem to be that egregious.
Basically, the Cubs project right with the Reds and Pirates …
Would they open things up and add another big bat?
It’s almost too much to digest at once, but there’s a lot on the table right now. The game could make some really significant changes soon.
Barnette’s got a pretty wide range of outcomes for 2019 after debuting in the big leagues as a 32-year-old in 2016.
Is having an extraordinarily large volume of options going to be enough to actually find ones who succeed at a high level?
Did the Cubs make a major misread when they picked up Cole Hamels’ option? Or is there more to it than that.
Velo isn’t everything, but it sure does help. And the Cubs didn’t have a lot of it last year.
Fascinating stuff, as usual, from the Cubs President.
What “goals” would you set for the Cubs’ hitters in home run totals?
The Cubs need to be planning ahead in a significant way.