Fans have waited all season for the Cubs to flip the switch and run away with the division, but its not going to happen.
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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.
Victor Caratini has been one of the best bats in the lineup this year and trading him would leave the Cubs with even more depth issues.
Contreras’ bat needs to be in the lineup as much as possible, and resting him constantly as a catcher prevents that from happening.
The idea that the front office is to blame for the lack of production on the field is utterly insane given their track record with the Cubs.