Cubs 2022 Season

#127      
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.
I'm waiting for someone to say that they need to be on the IL because of the old Jose Cardenal injury: eyelids were frozen open and he couldn't blink or sleep.
 
#142      
Definitely getting better results lately....13-11 since the 9-18 start.
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.
 
#143      

Illiniaaron

Geneseo, IL
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.
For me personally it will much harder to see Contreras go than it was Rizzo, Baez, or Bryant.
 
#150      

bdutts

Houston, Texas
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.

No, they are horrible.