Found May 25, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Chicago CubsHitters: C-. OK, I can't completely pan the Cubs offense, despite them having the third fewest runs in the NL. Bryan LaHair has been AWESOME at first base, hitting ten homers and OPSing 1.020 in his first extended stint in the major leagues. There is a little bit to be afraid about with him, notably the 30% strikeout rate and .405 BABIP. Starlin Castro is doing his thing at the top of the order, but absolutely doesn't walk at all. The rest of the lineup....uh, yeah. Alfonso Soriano has a .291 OBP. Aside from LaHair, the next highest homer total on the team is four (Soriano and Ian Stewart). Only LaHair and bench players Joe Mather and Jeff Baker are walking over 10% of the time. This is not a pretty offense aside from LaHair and Castro. Pitching: B. The Cubs rotation has actually been pretty damn good. Jeff Samardzija's transition to the rotation has been a complete success, as he is striking out a batter per inning, walking under three per nine, and has an ...
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