The Chicago Cubs had some deals that made us who we were. And we won’t talk about the makeup game against the Atlanta Braves more than we have to.
It’s tough to think about what deal made the Chicago Cubs relevant, again. It’s hard, but there are a few that come to mind. While there are many who did their time in Chicago, there are even fewer who helped the Cubs to do something special. Dave Kingman, Rick Sutcliffe and Dennis Eckersley were a few of the guys who got us close. But it was names like Anthony Rizzo and Jake Arrieta that cemented us among the champions.
Cubs’ starter Jose Quintana couldn’t find his groove as he struggled with his command. Quintana gave up six runs–all earned–as he once again had his issues with the Atlanta Braves. But while he failed to get the job done, the bullpen once again did. The Cubs pen went 4 1/3 of shutout baseball, but couldn’t come back as they lost, 6-5. Kris Bryant had a shot in the last half of the ninth but lifted to the left fielder to end the game.
The is an interesting case for trading Mike Montgomery. He wants to start, but he isn’t going to get many chances at it. So what do the Cubs do? Do they trade him away? He’s been a solid reliever, and you would hate to get rid of someone so durable. And the Cubs aren’t likely to get back what they want for him. So what do they do?
These and other stories you might have missed:
‘Deals that took us from worst to first’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Quintana struggles as Cubs lose to Braves’ – Cubbies Crib
‘The case for trading Montgomery’ – Cubbies Crib
‘What run differential tells us about success’ – Cubbies Crib
‘Slide of the year?’ – MLB.com