The Cubs are making a prolific offense work without all the dingers, and with more balls in play.
Category: Analysis and Commentary
Lester has had a great first half, but he’s gotten lucky too.
That may have been a more impressive first half than 2016.
The Cubs aren’t as homer-y as it feels sometimes. Also, Javy Baez has had a historic first half.
He’s the most exciting player in baseball.
I’m not sure the Cubs got exactly what they hoped for in this first year, but that doesn’t mean you’d undo the trade. (Or would you?)
The weird Central standings, where the Cubs are not in first, but also kinda are. Can Chatwood do anything tonight to ease your mind?
And Rizzo’s manager says he’s healthy.
Jose Quintana hurled six scoreless last night, and he needed it.
Having all the weapons back in the bullpen is just so huge.
Brewers Might Be Stingy with Prospects in a Machado Trade (And No, This Isn’t Comparable to Chapman)
The Brewers don’t want to part with a top-ish prospect for Machado, and they might not be wrong to hold the line.
Wild swings in performance this year for Rizzo have us all wondering what’s up.
Kyle Hendricks delivered one of the best starts of his career last night and it could mean a lot to the rest of his season.
Those final five in the NL are all pretty darn deserving.
That’s fun, and arguably correct!
Baez had four hits yesterday, and continues to smack the ball around in ways we always hoped he would.
The Cubs have done well heading into this breather, and have just nine more games before the break.
If the O’s trade Machado very soon, I wouldn’t expect it to be to the Cubs. And that’s fine.
Heyward hasn’t just staged a comeback, he’s made every hit count.
There haven’t actually been a ton of streaks this year, so a high-scoring four-gamer feels like a whole lot.
Good and fun. That’s Javy Baez, if you have to put it simply.
Things are good again! Guys are recovering, the Cubs are hitting, and it’ll never be bad again! … heh. You know how this goes.
Pop Quiz – Which of These Cubs Has Had the Best Bat So Far This Year: Rizzo, Heyward, Happ, or Russell?
Just a little fun here with a group of players who are clustered together.
If you’re going to have a horrible road trip, that’s probably how you want it to go.
Do you see the pros and cons? Do the cons even bother you enough to say no?
Cubs Relief Prospect Dillon Maples Brings His Frisbee Slider Back to the Big Leagues (UPDATE: Annnnd He’s Gone)
Maples is so fun to watch on a pitch to pitch basis.