Defense starting to become Cubs’ calling card during fast start

It would be easy to look at the Cubs’ offense with Kris Bryant, Javy Baez and Anthony Rizzo and think that would be their calling card. Oh, the Cubs have shown they can still be dangerous at the plate, but they’re starting to turn heads with their defense. Whether it’s a flashy play on a slow roller or a catch […]

Cubs notes: Ross talks DH options, OD starter

CHICAGO — Cubs manager David Ross has already discussed the possibility of Kyle Schwarber serving as a designated hitter. The outfielder’s name has come up as a future DH candidate since he broke into the Majors, but Ross wanted to let Schwarber know he still has a home in left field. “We’re on the same […]

Don’t Assume Chicago Cubs Will Use Kyle Schwarber As Their Regular DH

Analysts and experts have been trying to make Kyle Schwarber a designed hitter for years, and now the Cubs have their chance.  But don’t assume Schwarber will move out of left field just because rules for an abbreviated, improvised 2020 season will call for a universal DH. It’s unclear if opening up an outfield spot […]

There’s no such thing as too much information for the analytically minded coaches on David Ross’ Cubs staff

Cubs President Theo Epstein has lived up to his declaration at his 2019 end-of-the-season news conference when he said, “You’re likely to see change.” But for fans eager to see roster upgrades less than a month before the first spring workout for pitchers and catchers, that change primarily consists of four coaching newcomers tasked with […]

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