Chicago Cubs: Analyzing the team and the ‘little things’

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More Chicago Cubs grades. Look, I know. I get it. But we’ll go with it because we’ve had some progress on it. No, really!

Really, we’ve had some progress on the Chicago Cubs. Honestly. And it’s not what you expected. The ‘fringe’ guys have had some luck, and they’re hot. Now, when they play again? Who knows. Two weeks, minimum. But that’s not to say it can’t go further than that.

With that, no baseball. But it doesn’t mean we can’t grade them out. Players. Coaches. And the ‘little things.’ Hmm? What’s that? Stay tuned.

So the players–outside players–are hot. Except for Javier Baez, whose all world, it’s the facade players that are carrying the weight. Guys like Ian Happ, Ian Miller and more. It’s pretty awesome to see them carrying these guys.

And again, I don’t know if they’ll keep it up. No clue. But I like it—a lot. Nico Hoerner is doing an excellent job at shortstop. David Bote is hitting the ball. It’s all going swimmingly. Now, to sustain it. If just one or two guys can keep it up? Good for them. Let’s see where there at as far as numbers.