Even with all the prior success Theo Epstein has had running the Cubs, this offseason’s decisions and how effective they are will permanently shape how he is remembered in Chicago.
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With a significant amount of money coming off the books and a strong class of free agents, there’s multiple routes the Cubs can go to address their weaknesses.
We are deep in the homestretch of the 2019 MLB season. Today kicks off the penultimate series against between our Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals. You know what that means, OUY time! The Cubs are doing everything thing they can to catch the Cards at the top of the NL Central standings to avoid the Wild Card game. We don’t have to go back too far in history to find very similar circumstances.
Fans have waited all season for the Cubs to flip the switch and run away with the division, but its not going to happen.
If you compare Heyward’s offensive numbers at leadoff to the two months prior, it’s a significant downward trend in production.
With largely the same roster as the 2016 World Series team, it’s frustrating to watch the Cubs consistently underachieve relative to their talent level.
The Cubs are a completely different team away from Wrigley Field, and it doesn’t bode well for their playoff aspirations.
With a healthy Cole Hamels and the resurgence of Yu Darvish, the Cubs’ starting pitching staff looks to be elite.
Over his last eight starts, Yu Darvish has been flat out dominating opponents and continues to trend towards his old self.
The lack of production in center field has been an issue all season, and it needs to change if the Cubs have World Series aspirations.