Another week and another state of the Cubs. As mentioned in the past baseball is a marathon and we’ll see here that nothing much has changed from last week. Here is the current team status line as of all games up to and including yesterday.
They went 3-4 and lost a win last week making them only +1 for the season. This team is moving sideways or average. BAT is down almost as much as PITCH is up. UR is slightly up from last week which is good. Average is a lot better than tanking and below average like that team on the south side of Chicago.
It hasn’t been good to be a White Sox fan for the last decade or so. Here are the top Cubs players.
The Cubs back to 5 guys in the top 200. This is normal for a team going sideways. Mike Montgomery is a starter now and has been pitching very well. Since he’s about the same value as last week he dropped from #36 to #48 in rank because the rest of the league does not move sideways.
Blast from the Past
Let’s reminisce the good old days back on this day of the year 2015.
Mid June is when Arrieta starts his Cy Young performance. The Cubs were only +4 on this day in 2015. Here were their top players.
Schwarber was brought up only a couple of days ago and he makes an incredible run from now until the end of the season. This is Bryant’s rookie season and he’s doing great. Rizzo is almost exactly the same value then as he is now. He’s simply consistent year after year like that guy who used to play third base for the Cubs back in the 1960s. BTW: Where were the Cubs in 1969?
Right now they’re as good as Washington is today and we all know what happens to this team at the end of the season. UR is very good indicating good fielding as a team.
And this is why they were +22 now. We’ll revisit these Cubs mid September when my dad used to say “quit crying in your beer” about how Jack Brickhouse used to sound calling those end of season games. None of that matters now since the Cubs won a World Series.
All Star Picks part 2 tomorrow. Until then….