It will be nice again to build a winner via the farm instead of FA’s. Getting away from Theo’s mess and building from withIn. You cannot keep afloat year in and year out with a bad farm system.9 innings pitched entirely by homegrown players.
Consider that during the entirety of 2019 the Cubs only got 45 innings from homegrown players and in 2020 they only got 50.1.
Still intrigued by Seiya!Bleacher Nation had a comprehensive free agency part II article written yesterday.
The Cubs were active in a lot of ways when things shut down, and now the rumor mill comes back.www.bleachernation.com
Not sure if the Cubs will be involved, but I'm intrigued by Seiya Suzuki, an OF out of Japan.
It’s been fun to watch them so far. I still think we are watching a 73-78 win team. The only team with a better OPS in baseball right now is the Rockies. That won’t last. Seeing Steele and Thompson developing is a great sign for the future though.
yea.The people who were mad the Cubs traded off Bryant, Baez, Rizzo, etc forget how bad the team’s offense was the first half of last season. They had a historically bad first 10-15 games of the season and then had an even worse stretch about a month later.
They got 11 games above .500 and in first place, only to go 12-28 over the 40 games leading into the trade deadline, scoring 2 runs or fewer 20 times. The offense actually improved after the trade deadline. (But the starting pitching collapsed.)
Theo declared the offense “broken” at the end of the 2018 season and then never did anything to fix it, rolling out the exact same players for the next three seasons. It’s nice to finally see a change.