The Cubs 2021 ZiPS Projections are here, and aside from a few wrinkles, they are exactly as you might expect.
With the December 2 deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players quickly approaching, the free agency pool is about to get deeper. Here’s a look at three position players that might be non-tendered — each of which would assume significant creativity if the Cubs were to acquire.
Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras lead a field of seven Cubs nominated for Gold Glove Awards next month.
The Cubs could take any number of routes this offseason, yet despite what internet pundits would like to claim as fact, uncertainty clouds the Front Office’s plans.
With the 2020-2021 offseason nearly upon us, it’s time to take a look at which players may not rep the Northside next season.
The complete implosion of the core that has been brewing for a couple of years is why the Cubs are leaving the playoffs after two unsatisfying games.
Kyle Hendricks made two mistakes in the first, giving up two home runs. After that, he kept the Pirate offense off-balance all night. But, as has been the case for most of the season, the Cubs offense couldn’t rise to the occasion.
Coming off the exciting series win over the rival Milwaukee Brewers thanks to the heroics of Jason Heyward and Alec Mills, the Cubs seemed primed for a letdown. When Jeremy Jeffress blew the save in game one, it seemed like the stage was set for the Cubs to go back to their mediocre play that has marred the second half of this strange 2020 season. Still, this resurgent squad showed up, and the end result of the two-game series was a sweep (and a season series sweep to boot).
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 Chicago Cubs sweep the Cleveland Indians with a 7-2 in behind another quality start by Kyle Hendricks and homers by Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant.