When I’m being rational, I think I probably say it’s the Brewers …
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It remains to be seen if it would translate to MLB, but this guy would be fun to watch.
Now they better take advantage of it.
Without such a woeful ending to the 2018 season, I’m not so sure everyone would have been as clearly on board for significant change.
There’s a lot to like there if you just focus on production. And it opens up other possibilities *cough Machado cough*.
For the final month and a half of the season, Jon Lester was ridiculous.
At a certain price level, a return would not make sense. But on the right deal? It’s not as if the Cubs couldn’t use him.
Perhaps Davis and his philosophy just weren’t the right fit.
Selective aggression, familiarity, launch angles, tailor-made approaches. It all sounds great on paper, right?
Baez made an absurd turnaround this year against curveballs.
In many ways, Davis did exactly what the Cubs wanted. The results were terrible. So how could they have stayed the course?
It sounds like a great idea in principle, but matching up on the right deal before free agency kicks in is not an easy thing.
Jesse Chavez wasn’t the only older, versatile arm who came to the Cubs and dominated. Jorge De La Rosa did it, too.
The Cubs Senior VP of Scouting and Player Development has things to say about a side of the organization we hear less about these days.
Cubs uniforms, playoff malaise, shoulder surgery info, and the Brewers’ success.
With two more years and a lot of money on his deal … and a historically bad walk rate … can the Cubs afford to give Chatwood another chance?
If we were to trust the numbers, it was basically always horrible when Schwarber came to the plate in a big moment.
You can’t fake a quest for the first World Series win in 108 years. But you do have to figure out a way to maintain that sense of urgency.
Gross. But the Brewers have earned it.
How the Cubs go about evaluating their hitting coach situation after just one year. Also: the Brewers will never lose again.
These are tough conversations to have, but roster turnover is highly plausible this offseason.
JAVY-JAVY-JAVY. When it comes to the highlight-reel plays, no one tops Javy Baez.
When the natural dips come at the same time, it can really sting a team.
What exactly is that something anyway?
I won’t fight anyone who says it *is* an easy decision, but I think we should have a chat about it first.
The Cubs president hits on it all, and the disappointment was palpable.
Given how things trended, and the lack of internal development, that’s not an easy question to answer.
It’s crazy that this is even a conversation. And yet, given everything, I understand why Joe Maddon’s job is being discussed.
So what happens tonight? Chaos, probably.
Maybe the Cubs are fortunate to be in tonight’s game. Maybe they aren’t. But it’s happening, and they have an opportunity.