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 Talk Podcast: Why Kris Bryant may not be the defender we think he is

David Kaplan is joined by NBC Sports Chicago’s number cruncher Chris Kamka and Mark Simon of Sports Info Solutions to discuss Kris Bryant’s defense and how to measure the defensive play in baseball. And, don’t worry, Javy Baez is still the best shortstop in baseball. Click here to read the rest of the article on nbcsports.com.

David Bote Handled Third Base Well In Bryant’s Absence

By WILL HOEFER If you’re a fan of baseball, chances are you’ve watched the David Bote walk-off grand slam at least 25 times by now. We’re talking about a perfect moment. In the wake of that, there have been excellent pieces written about the sheer magnitude of that play in terms of Win Probability Added and how […]

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