Looking at the replay I think the call could have gone either way. In slo-mo it looked like he offered at it, he just can't be doing that on a pitch in the dirt in that situation.Schwarber was hosed in that final at bat. League-wide the umpiring has been trash this year. Automation needs to integrate its way into baseball more quickly.
What's the "normal" Q? Is he more likely the guy who posted a 2.2 WAR last year or the one that averaged 4.1 WAR a season for six years before that? If you take his whole career into account, the Q of the last couple starts is a lot more normal than what we got last year.If you get this Q, then yes. If you get the normal Q, then no.
The way to evaluate trades was to decide if it worked at the time and then treat everything that happened after that as dumb luck.The Q trade was worth it. He's got a sub 4 ERA as a cub. We traded from an area of surplus for an area of need. The fact is, Eloy/Cease would've contributed nil over the past couple seasons, whereas Q has given us a solid 3/4 starter.
Anyone who thinks we gave up too much for that trade obviously doesn't understand how most MLB trades work.
I’ll take the Cubs situation over the Red Sox. They’ve been bad and the Rays have been fantastic. So the Sox are 8 1/2 games out already. That Rays team is legit. Won 90 last year and are probably better this year. And the Sox’ record is not some fluke. They’ve been awful. Only the Marlins have a worse run differential in MLB.
Did anyone else see the crazy Joey Votto stat? Tonight, he popped up to the first baseman for the first time in his 13-year MLB career. How is that even possible? For a left-handed batter, you’d figure he’d catch one off the handle or maybe get way out ahead of a change up at some point, but no. Dude seems to make nothing but solid contact. Anyway, my favorite non-Cub position player for a while now. I think he’s a HoFer when it’s all said and done.
What's the normal Q? His total WAR with the Cubs, including this year, is 3.8. His average WAR with the White Sox is 3.55 (21.3/6). I'd take the White Sox guy of course but it's still debatable whether or not he was worth giving up that package for.What's the "normal" Q? Is he more likely the guy who posted a 2.2 WAR last year or the one that averaged 4.1 WAR a season for six years before that? If you take his whole career into account, the Q of the last couple starts is a lot more normal than what we got last year.