Tag: Justin Wilson

Too Good For Your Home Baserunners: Reds 5, Cubs 4

Too Good For Your Home Baserunners: Reds 5, Cubs 4
There isn’t really a nice way to put this one, this was a game the Cubs should have won. They had runners on the entire game, but were unable to come through most of the time. Finally, the bullpen which had kept them alive into the 11th inning faltered. The Cubs applied pressure to Luis... Read more »

The Let's Overreact to One Game Post

The Let's Overreact to One Game Post
Theo Epstein is a very smart man. Hard hitting analysis that you only get from me, I know. But he is very quotable, and one of the things he said early on in his Cubs tenure has really stuck with me. That was something to the effect of baseball is a game best enjoyed from... Read more »

Small Ways the Cubs Can Improve in 2018: Pitching

Small Ways the Cubs Can Improve in 2018: Pitching
Any discussion of the Cubs getting better must always begin with the caveat that they are already very good. This is a supremely talented baseball team, and one that collectively has played in more postseason games in the last three years than anyone else; in fact, they are the only team in baseball to make... Read more »
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Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?

Steve Cishek Signs But What About The Closer?
The Cubs have had a clear cut, top 5 closer in all of baseball since the July 25, 2016 acquistion of Aroldis Chapman. The Cubs managed to pull off the same feat a little four months later in trading for Wade Davis. It is a comforting luxury to have that kind of guy to make a 9... Read more »

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen
With the almost-always exception of Wade Davis, the Cubs bullpen drove us a little mad, especially during the postseason. The primary concern for the bullpen was the inability to throw strikes with consistency; they were tied for the second-worst walk rate in baseball last season, with the Mets at 4.25 BB/9. This seems an obvious part of... Read more »