My how the Mets have fallen in two years, going from the team that steamrolled the Cubs in the 2015 NLCS to just counting down the days until 2017 is up. That’s why the Cubs need to take advantage of every opportunity they have to make the postseason, as Jon Lester and Anthony Rizzo know full well.
Newsday Mets writer Marc Carig discusses how the Mets have fallen on hard times in the last couple seasons, including the scary uncertainty of pitching health. Plus, Kelly Crull, Jeff Nelson and Tony Andracki discuss playoff scenarios for the Cubs and how the postseason lineup and bullpen may shake out.
Check out the entire CubsTalk Podcast here:
MLB will once again commemorate several holidays and special events during the 2018 season.
Monday, the league revealed the uniforms teams will don on Jackie Robinson Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and during Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day weekend.
The Cubs' regular uniforms are great, of course, but their special event uniforms are solid as well. Take a look:
Not too shabby, eh? In addition to the special caps and jerseys, MLB teams will be rocking unique socks and patches for each occasion. A complete collection of the uniforms can be found here.
The MLB regular season is still 13 days away, but Willson Contreras is ready for the swings to count.
The Cubs catcher hit an absolute bomb of a homer Friday afternoon off White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez, but it wasn't just a homer.
Contreras put an exclamation mark on the dinger (his third of the spring and the second this week) with an A+ bat flip:
I'm not sure what's more majestic: The 450-foot shot or the 45-foot bat-flip.
Either way, Contreras is ready for those 2018 NL MVP votes.