This is What a Window Opening Looks LIke

Chicago_Cubs2A championship contention window, that is.

The Chicago Cubs have won 15 of their last 16 games, and the team has been led by all star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, a stellar pitching staff, and four rookies. Here are their slash lines in the last seven days.

SS Addison Russell (21 years old) .318/.360/.500

3B Kris Bryant (23 years old) .360/.448/.680

OF Jorge Soler (23 years old) .273/.333/.273

C/OF Kyle Schwarber (22 years old) .222/.333/.444

All four are top 20 prospects and the 14 day runs of Schwarber (.304/.400/.674) and Soler (.326/.408/.349) pur them on pace with their peers.

No, this isn’t your usual Cubs team or even your usual Cubs contending team. This bunch should be a contender for a while.

#InTheoWeTrust indeed.


About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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