Even with an expectedly quiet offseason for the Cubs, it’s always fun to dream of a wonderful Christmas. Take a look at what our Cubs editorial staff hopes to unwrap later this month.
On today’s episode of the Northside Show Hosts Austin Bloomberg and Benjamin J. Denen discuss Gold Glove winners, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez, and the first ever team Glove Award to the 2020 Cubs. They also talked Yu Darvish’s chances of winning the Cy Young, David Ross’s chances of winning Manager of the Year, the state of league negations regarding the Universal DH, and more.
The postseason began much the same way the regular season went for the Chicago Cubs. A Cubs starter was dominant for most of the game while the offense lay dormant, and the bullpen was shaky.
The Cubs have lost all semblance of a capable offense, and despite a playoff berth and likely division title, the implosion of the team’s bats is crushing its playoff aspirations.
The Cubs’ core has struggled mightily this season, while two surprise players have carried the offense. It’s time to explore a lineup change as the team gears up for the playoffs.
The Cubs are hoping for a return to form against lefties as they acquired veteran slugger Jose Martinez.
Cubs 5, Reds 6: A new day, a new way for the Cubs to find ways to beat themselves. Bad Craig Kimbrel reared his not-so-pretty head, and the Cubs blew a win they absolutely couldn’t afford to give away in this short season.
It’s no secret that the Cubs bullpen is their biggest weakness, and that left-handed relievers are the unit’s biggest vulnerability. It’s time the front office give Burl Carraway the chance to prove himself.
The Cubs are scoring runs at an impressive clip this season. Are there specific improvements to their game that has fueled their success?
The Cubs winning streak ran face-first into a brick wall as Chatwood gets letup and the offense goes silent.