Can add this one to the weird baseball injury list:
You would think that the long list of baseball injuries was due to a shortened spring training but a lot of them are just weird. Including Mr. "Can't Stay On the Field" Nico Hoerner running into an ump. At least they don't have a whole team of these players like the White Sox.Can add this one to the weird baseball injury list:
Without a doubt my favorite current baseball/internet tradition.Former Cub Nick Castellanos does it again, homering while broadcast is trying to have a serious discussion:
That start was some bad luck, bad injuries and one really brutal 2 week stretch of schedule.Definitely getting better results lately....13-11 since the 9-18 start.
For me personally it will much harder to see Contreras go than it was Rizzo, Baez, or Bryant.That start was some bad luck, bad injuries and one really brutal 2 week stretch of schedule.
Unfortunately, I don’t think this team has consistent enough starting pitching (especially with Miley and Smyley hurt) or consistent enough offense to string together the type of run they’d need to make up for that start.
More likely, they’ll play right around .500 for the 45-ish games from now to the trade deadline, stay right around 6-7 games out of a playoff spot, sell off Contreras and a few other parts near the deadline, and then be truly putrid for the remainder of the season.
It’s too bad because they could have chosen to put together a more competitive team by spending a bit more in free agency and because this team has been quite a bit more fun to watch than the walking dead zombie 2016 team that they’ve put out there the last two or three seasons.
If you're going to stink, might as well be one of the worst
When you play a Triple A lineup in the Majors, this is what happens.They were talking about this last week on the Score. Would you all consider the Cubs the best bad team in baseball? Only the Royals, A's, Nationals, and Reds have a worse win percentage right now than the Cubs.