The Chicago Cubs averaged 3.2 runs per game during their first 6 games stretch.
They increased that average by over a run in just two games.
Well, at least for now.
The Chicago Cubs have dominated the plate, taking the aggressive batting approach - tied for 7th in hits (56), 2nd in stolen bases (7), and 1st in strikeouts (65). This has rewarded them with a 3-5 record and a three-way tie for 7th place in the National League, and two games back from the St. Louis Cardinals (5-3) in the NL Central - with five games against them in April.
If this isn't a fluke, it would appear that the Theo/Hoyer approach to the new "Cubs Way" has taken an earlier effect than expected. Small ball, aggressive batting and base-running, with a statistical new-age approach to development and acquisition is the new Cubs protocol.
We will see.
What do you think?