Can you guess who has the most Win Probability Added so far this year for the Cubs?
Category: Analysis and Commentary
Options is maybe the best thing Chatwood has ever given the Cubs.
The Cubs being back at .500, and me feeling smiley about that, got me thinking back to 2014.
It’s so beautiful to watch Hendricks work.
“I would prefer that our guys would act as though they’re going to do it again.”
How would you describe the Cubs at the moment?
Russell’s pending availability raises a number of roster questions.
Colbert! One bad-call-grand-slam has pretty much been the only blip for him all year.
Baez’s Uniquely Special Oppo Ability, Cubs Run Differential Champs, Montgomery, Alzolay, and Other Bullets
Baez isn’t just good going the other way. He’s really, really special.
The Royals and White Sox had a completely needless dustup yesterday.
Quintana isn’t just getting the results – he’s got the peripherals to back it up.
No one should stifle El Mago’s creativity. Also, that call should not have been overturned.
Keeping in mind that there is almost no *predictive* value right now, we can pretty easily describe what’s up with Rizzo.
Almora keeps getting it done in the outfield, making huge plays that few others could make.
Contreras has made some tweaks at the plate that are paying off in a huge way.
It sounds like Darvish plans to start throwing a little harder after his success last night.
I really thought he had no chance at this one, and considering he had to cover 121 FEET, I had a point. But … it’s Almora.
Something seems quite off with Bryant’s swing and/or approach, and it is manifesting itself in a range of issues.
This version of Jason Heyward is such a dang treat to watch. Also, Javy Baez is always a treat to watch.
I would have been angry, too, even if I can’t say for sure that was the wrong call.
A mechanical tweak here, a bit of natural development there, and the guy is crushing the ball in the air.
We’ve been waiting on a game like this, and I love the *way* Quintana dominated.
Watching it a few more times, and considering the context … yeah, he was right.
A bone with parts you don’t even need causes players to miss lots of time because of a swing of the bat. That’s likely what’s coming for Victor Caratini.
Last night’s Yu Darvish start was another one of those “bad results, BUT!” type starts. It’s fair to discuss it that way, but it does get frustrating.
Because Almora’s struggles go far back into 2018, and because the outfield rotation might be changing soon, you wonder what should come next.
It isn’t just the losing in these first two weeks that stings, it’s that it doesn’t get any easier.
It may not be a great night to pitch, and I wonder if there are alternatives.
Don’t jinx it Brett don’t jinx it Brett don’t jinx it Brett don’t jinx it Brett …
Willson on Fire, Hendricks and Bryant Off, Cardinals Bullpen Problems, Reds-Pirates Brawl, and Other Bullets
I am not yet worried about guys like Bryant and Hendricks.