Cub Tracks’ honeymoon salad

Dynasty talk, falling short, interpreting Theo, and other bullets

Life is humdrum without Cubs baseball. I have to find ways to fill that three or so hours a day when the baseball would happen. Some of it has been absorbed by the writing biz. But even that requires some sort of stimulus, some sound and moving images…

To fill a little bit of the time, it occured to me to take a quick look at lineup construction. The Cubs don’t have the prototypical leadoff man, but they have several players that would be serviceable, or should be (based on the current roster —this will be revisited as things change). I’m still into the Ian Happ/Albert Almora Jr. platoon, should both players break camp with the Cubs. I like that player batting leadoff, and the second baseman du jour (David Bote, Ben Zobrist, Happ) hitting in the two hole, for reasons.

There’s some statistical grounding there — despite his awful SO rate, Happ logged a .353 OBP and an OPS+ of 100. Almora logged a .326 OBP. Not ideal, a little low, but still serviceable. 92 OPS+ (same as Heyward), not terrible either. …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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