At least one notorious Cubs killer is switching sides for the stretch run
In October for the last two years Facebook has seen fit to remind me of a particularly painful moment in Cubs postseason history by taking a look back at a particular status of mine that was only five words long:
“Stop. Pitching. To. Daniel. Murphy.”
It took a few years, but Theo Epstein finally figured out a way to make that happen by claiming the former National off waivers. I don’t have to worry about the Cubs pitching to Daniel Murphy in the postseason for at least the rest of 2018.
So, let’s take a look at the newest Cub’s stats and what he brings to the rest of 2018.
The launch angle revolution
In 2015 I was incredulous watching the there to for 2-ish WAR second baseman join the launch angle revolution and transform himself into an elite bat during the postseason. I watched him obliterate the Dodgers in the NLDS and then continue to massacre Cubs pitching in the NLCS. He was rightly named the 2015 NLCS MVP.
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue