Important decisions loom for the Cubs’ present and future.
Anthony Rizzo has dropped down to fifth among NL first basemen.
Anthony Rizzo is fourth among first basemen, and Starlin Castro is fourth among shorstops.
Rizzo has put his ego aside with the B-hack, and the results are remarkable.
Bryant’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning was the difference.
We turn to numbers to help measure the early successes and failures of the Cubs and White Sox.
After 35 games, Rizzo has put up some flashy numbers and leads the league in on-base percentage.
Sabermetrics show how the Cubs can increase their offensive production.
Rizzo’s always good for some fun.
The Cubs first baseman has many new admirers watching him grow as a budding star.
“I come from the land of big celebrations after wins,” Joe Maddon says. “I don’t want that ever to get old.”
The Chicago offense is humming.
Great expectations surround Kris Bryant.
The top players of the Cubs and White Sox need to have fearsome walk-up music.
The eight-game wait for his first home run didn’t seem that long for Rizzo.
Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.
The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.
“It’s about getting it done,” Anthony Rizzo says.
With scoring down down across MLB, defense has become more important.
Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant homered Tuesday.