Mercifully, today will be a MUCH shorter post than yesterday. It's just a PWE, and I'm only showing the blingier half of it. Long posts that take forever to put together are one of the prime culprits that have knocked me out of the blogging game for months on end in the past, but not this time. Not yet anyway.
So, without further ado, here's the gems of the PWE Kerry sent my way.
|KB Chrome Perspectives..|
You just never know from season-to-season, but if everyone else keeps playing at a high level, how unstoppable could this lineup be with Schwarber in it next year? I guess will depend on who is leading the charge at the top of the lineup, since Dex is finally gonna get PAID this year, but yeah. The Cubs window for success hasn't been this wide open since the 1930s. Hopefully they can make it all the way through it this time.
If you complained about Addison Russell starting the All-Star game, you've been feasting on crow the whole second half of the season. Kid has found his next gear. He might yet steal the Gold Glove from Crawford at short (not that egregious, Addi's easily the next best in the NL, metrically speaking), and will almost certainly win the Silver Slugger for the position. A good September could put him at 25+ homers and 100 RBIs on the year. He may not be Barry Larkin yet (Lindor looks the most like Larkin to me, while Correa looks like the love child of Ripken & ARod), but he's already calling to mind Jimmy Rollins, and he might be a significantly better defender than either, and they were both great defenders (both 13+ career dWAR). Crawford's got the metrics this year, but I haven't seen anyone play the position so silky smooth since Ozzie Smith. Addi is just that fun to watch.
Whew, rant mode off. That's all for today. I'll try to do better tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
Until our next...