In the middle of July, things seemed great on the North Side. The Cubs were leading the division by multiple games and it seemed as if the Cubs were going to cruise to a division title… until the bottom fell out and the Cardinals ended up division champs. Joe Maddon jumped ship and the North Side is now asking the question, “How do we get back to 2016?”
Baseball is a grind and we are not stopping that grind just because football season is underway. None of the excess fat and all of the substance. Let’s get right into the pitching options, value plays, and stacks for tonight’s main slate of games.
Just a few years ago the Cubs farm system was stacked. Getting praise and recognition from nearly every analyst and scout. Fast forward a few years and most of those highly touted Cubs prospects have either graduated to the big leagues or have been traded for MLB ready players.