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Tommy La Stella, .269, 1 HR, 11 RBIs: Developed into productive left-handed pinch-hitter with quick, compact swing. Kyle Hendricks, 8-7, 3.95 ERA: Rose to challenge in spring training; needs to get to seventh inning more often. [Most read in Sports] The 2020 NBA draft marks the first of the Chicago Bulls’ post-GarPax era. Chicago Tribune | Apr 02, 2016 at 11:06 PM . Why did Ryan Pace stand pat at the trade deadline? Here's look at the Cubs 2016 roster.
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This Product is now available via E-Delivery. With stars like Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javy Baez and a young slugger in Kyle Schwarber, much was expected of the next few years. Pedro Strop, 2-6, 2.91 ERA: Underrated setup man hasn't shown signs of fatigue despite heavy use. Kris Bryant, .275, 26 HRs, 99 RBIs: Fewer strikeouts should translate to higher batting average, more RBIs. The North Siders fell to the Miami Marlins in Game 2 of their Wild Card series, taking a 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field. But – heartbreak? Jorge Soler, .262, 10 HRs, 47 RBIs: Will receive plenty of trade interest but can help Cubs most with increased focus. Javier Baez, .289, 1 HR, 4 RBIs: Interesting to see if he can get at least 16 plate appearances per week; starts season on DL. After purchase is completed, your product registration code can be found on your account page under License Keys as well as on your order invoice in your account page. 2016 World Series - Chicago Cubs over Cleveland Indians (4-3) series statistics and schedule. The Cubs finished 20th in all of MLB in runs, 27th in batting average (.220) and 21st in OPS (.705). The Cubs were beaten in five games by the Dodgers in the 2017 NLCS, and were bounced in the Wild Card round by the Rockies in 2018 and the Marlins this season. Will Mitch Trubisky play again?
No! David Ross, .176, 1 HR, 9 RBIs: Don't be surprised if he joins front office in some capacity after 2016. Four seasons later we're still waiting for the Cubs to recapture that magic. Not only did the Cubs struggle as a team, their stars couldn't get it together. Given 2020, anything is possible. © 2020 Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC - All rights reserved. Column: What will the Cubs and White Sox do this offseason? Addison Russell, .242, 13 HRs, 54 RBIs: Comparisons to Barry Larkin will become more frequent as he hits for more power. Chicago Bears Q&A: Is a rebuild on the horizon? Jon Lester, 11-12, 3.34 ERA: Should be more comfortable in second season; determined to conquer fielding woes. While most Chicago fans will probably be happy for a long time after finally winning a World Series in 2016, this feels like a massive missed opportunity. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. A daily sports newsletter delivered to your inbox for your morning commute. Cubs 2016 opening day roster. Oct 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm ET 1 min read On Saturday night, the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs will kickoff at Wrigley Field. After a season spent looking for offense, the Cubs once again fell short of their goals. So can sluggers Miguel Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, Brian Dozier, Corey Seager, Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano, Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman and many more. Ben Zobrist, .276, 13 HRs, 56 RBIs (A's, Royals): Teammates can learn from his plate discipline; will work well with Russell. The average age of the team's position players was 27.4, the fifth-youngest in baseball that season. Matt Szczur, .222, 1 HR, 8 RBIs: Made seven stints in '15, can pinch run, play OF; status uncertain when Baez returns. He and Dodger closer Kenley Jansen (47 saves, .150 BA against, 13.6 K/9) helped make this the Year of the Reliever, when WHIPS below 1.00 and K/9 rates above 12 were common – a year when power pitching and big swingers made this the highest strikeout season ever. Dexter Fowler, .250, 17 HRs, 46 RBIs: Could be hard-pressed for same playing time as 2015 but numbers could look more impressive. Residents feared low-income housing would ruin their Wisconsin suburb. The dynasty we were promised after the franchise's 2016 World Series win never materialized. The Chicago Cubs bowed out of the 2020 MLB playoffs on Friday with a whimper. MVPs Mike Trout and Kris Bryant, great-field/big-hit seasons by Nolan Arenado and Mookie Betts headline the season with the second most home runs in history. With their Stengel-esque manager, this ultra-talented, but very young team rallies to win Game 7 in extra innings! – they are down three games to one in the World Series to Cleveland, the American League team that has gone longest without a championship. Justin Grimm, 3-5, 1.99 ERA: Could assume bigger role with ability to retire left-handed batters as well as righties. Given those facts, it might be time for Theo Epstein to change things up this offseason. The Orioles alone, with HR champ Mark Trumbo, hit 253. Here’s a look at 4 of the duo’s worst draft-day trades. If the 2016 Major League season had nothing more to offer, it would be must-have for any simulation gamer. But up until now, Chicago has wasted its chance to develop the dynasty many thought was imminent.
Jon Lester is 36 and struggled this season and Jose Quintana has never lived up to his billing since a much-ballyhooed trade with the White Sox. Top Tribe in ultimate underdog World Series, Feel the Power: Near-record HRs vs. record-setting strikeout pitchers, Fond Farewells: Big Papi, Teixeira, A-Rod, Prince Fielder, Jose Fernandez. The dominance we were told to expect from the Cubs never arrived. Anthony Rizzo, .278, 31 HRs, 101 RBIs: Could drive in 120 runs in this lineup; defense has improved. So can sluggers Miguel Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, Brian Dozier, Corey Seager, Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano, Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman and many more. The Cubs won a title in 2016 with a youthful, exciting roster overloaded with talent. By Mark Gonzales. Chicago has reached the playoffs in three of the last four seasons but hasn't returned to the World Series. John Lackey, 13-10, 2.77 ERA (Cardinals): As tough as old pizza crust, will push long-time friend Lester. Given the talent those teams had at their disposal, the fact that Chicago hasn't been back to the World Series registers as a massive disappointment. They also struck out 568 times, the fifth-most in baseball. The average age of the team's position players was 27.4, the fifth-youngest in baseball that season. Check out the big seasons from Cy Young pitchers Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello, contenders Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, J.A. While Yu Darvish was brilliant this year in a phenomenal bounce-back season and Kyle Hendricks was excellent again, the Cubs are facing some issues on the mound. Cubs WIN! Election 2020 live updates: Joe Biden wins Wisconsin, Michigan as Trump files lawsuits in three states, Fox’s Arizona call for Joe Biden flipped the mood at Trump campaign headquarters, Pritzker warns ‘there will be cuts, and they will be painful’ after graduated-rate income tax proposal fails at the ballot box, Trump supporters converge on vote centers in Michigan, Arizona, Still out of power, Illinois Republicans ride voter dissatisfaction with state government to deal Pritzker, Madigan defeats, Pritzker-funded group concedes defeat on Illinois graduated income tax amendment, throwing future of state finances in doubt. Clayton Richard, 4-2, 3.83 ERA: Has shown he can start, but Joe Maddon likes ground ball tendencies as reliever.
Now the Cubs' core is getting older, as Rizzo is 31, Bryant is 28 and headed into free agency after the 2021 season and Schwarber is 27 and still hasn't become anything more than a masher without a defensive position. Jason Heyward, .293, 13 HRs, 60 RBIs (Cardinals): Defense, baserunning as exceptional as advertised; should make teammates better. Trevor Cahill, 1-0, 2.11 ERA: Mutual faith is strong after a rebound September; may have carved niche as reliever. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Vatican report on disgraced ex U.S. cardinal McCarrick expected this month: sources, British grocer Sainsbury's is cutting 3,500 jobs and closing more than 80% of Argos stores. In the bullpen, Craig Kimbrel has been a massive bust since signing a big deal in 2019. They set up really well for the postseason. Powered by official averages and stats with exclusive Strat-O ratings; Enhanced by 1200 additional hours of box-score analysis and in-depth research. The Orioles also had one of the must-see cards of the season, closer Zach Britton (0.54 ERA, 47-for-47 saves).