Cubs Position Analysis – Relief Pitchers

In our final installment of the season in review series we take a look at the Cubs best asset from last season; relief pitching. Going into the year, the front office wasn’t quite sure what they had in their bullpen. All they knew was they had a lot of young arms with some they had […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Starting Pitchers

A strength for the Cubs the year before with a 3.97 ERA, starting pitching was an absolute rollercoaster for the team last season totaling a 50-63 record, 798 strikeouts in 927 innings with a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. The Cubs were among the best in the league at the beginning of the year, but […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Right Field

Going into this season, the Cubs were hopeful in seeing what they had in Nate Schierholtz, who had ended the previous season hitting .251/.301/.470 with 21 home runs, 68 RBI and six stolen bases and made himself into quite the trade candidate for prospects. Instead, the Cubs received a total disaster season from Schierholtz and […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Center Field

If left field was the ripest position for an upgrade for the Cubs next season, center field is a close second. If you look at the position’s total numbers, center field was the team’s worst statistical position with a .222/.264/.346 line with 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. With not a lot […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Left Field

Junior Lake was set to be the first in a wave of exciting Cubs prospects to ascend to the majors and rebuild the team from scratch after a strong first half season in 2013. However, by the end of this season, Lake’s struggles gave way to the re-emergence of a former rookie of the year […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Third Base

Third base has been an unsettled position for the Cubs since Aramis Ramirez left via free agency in 2011. A multitude of names have filled the position and haven’t been able to nail it down and this past season was no different, as evidenced by the .227/.304/.422 line with 26 home runs, 74 RBI and […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Shortstop

Similarly to the first base review, there was a lot of uncertainty going into this season at shortstop due to a poor 2013 by incumbent Starlin Castro who struggled to a .245/.284/.347 average with 34 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and nine stolen bases. Castro quieted his critics with a resurgent year by […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – First Base

The second installment in our series of positional analysis is first base, a position that has become a great strength for the Cubs even if going into last season it had a lot of uncertainty. Much to blame was a disappointing season from Anthony Rizzo who had a solid 23 home runs and 80 RBI, […]

Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Catcher

As we inch ever closer to the end of the playoffs and with the promise from the front office that the Cubs are looking to gain veteran leadership, it’s likely that the team will be more of a player in free agency this off-season. To gain a better understanding of potential needs we will take […]

Share on Fancred