This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary performances in Cubs history. To celebrate, I re-watched the full masterpiece Kerry Wood spun against the Astros on May 6, 1998. Here are 25 thoughts that sparked as I did so.Chicago Cubs via YouTube
We’re moving around the infield in this new #PersonalCheeseballs installment. After looking at shortstops this week, we’ll be be focusing on third basemen. Or at least, those who project to play third base as professionals.
April saw the Cubs bats provide 5.4 runs per game with a collective .276 average and a .795 OPS. The offense helped pace the club in their quest to upend season predictions, and this has led to several players entering the discussion for Cubs hitter of the month.Thieres Rabelo
April saw the Cubs pitching staff balance solid outings with implosions, with the starters holding their own, and the bullpen taking the bulk of the losses. The team finished its first month with a 14-13 record, after dropping three straight to the Miami Marlins. The fact that the Cubs are in the mix for the division conversation at all can be attributed to these five arms who have met or eclipsed their projections.Thieres Rabelo
Things are coming to a head for the Cubs, their lineup, and the reinforcements upon whom the front office has been so reluctant to call. In the first two games of the Nationals series, that was thrown into sharper relief than ever.© Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
We don't know how temporary the change is but we had to move domains for reasons beyond our control.
On Saturday, the Cubs sent one of the least successful Triple-A pitchers of the young season to the mound to try to win a game against a big-league team. They got what they deserved, and they have just one more day to prove they learned from their failure.© Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports
The Cubs lost a tough game in Miami Friday night. In one sense, it was just one of those nights, but in another, it was a reminder of what this team still lacks, and of the flaws in their formula for wins.© Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
The Cubs enter the 2023 MLB Draft with the 19th most money to spend ($8,962,000) They hold three top 100 picks (13, 68, and 81). 2023 is one of the deeper draft classes in recent years. Let's take a look at some of the prospects available to teams in July.Brock Beauchamp
Marcus Stroman began this season on a mission to get more ground balls. He's done that, but the real secret to his brilliant April has been the unexpected number of strikeouts that he met on the road to Groundersville.© John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
Despite losing three of four against the Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs still found themselves in a favorable position, starting the season at 12-9. They followed up that disappointing performance with an impressive 6-0 win to start a three-game homestand against the Padres, but then dropped the second game of the set.© David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
We’re back for another #PersonalCheeseballs installment. This time focusing on some shorstops, which may be the most interesting position as it usually includes premium athletes who could easily make a position-change.
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