2015 Record: 97-65
Runs Per Game: 4.22 (17th)
Team ERA: 3.36 (3rd)
Run Differential: +81 (6th)
What Went Right:
Kris Bryant was the real deal. He was their best player, even as a rookie. Fellow rookies Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber were solid as well. Anthony Rizzo was an All-Star again.
Jake Arrieta won the Cy Young. That was pretty good. Jon Lester wasn’t a bad number two behind Arrieta.
What Went Wrong:
Jorge Soler wasn’t very good. Starlin Castro had another poor season after bouncing back in 2014.
Player to Watch?:
With Addison Russell and Starlin Castro, Baez spent most of the year in AAA. He doesn’t have a spot to play this upcoming season either.
There’s Always Next Year:
The Cubs made some big moves and they went to the NLCS last year. They’re the favorite to win it all at this point.
How Did We Do:
Most people didn’t have the Cubs winning 90 games and making the playoffs. We did so I count that as a win.