I take a look at the two perceived front runners for Cubs 5th starter, Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson. Should each stay healthy, we may have a fun battle on our hands between two similar pitchers.
I attempt to put some math behind the idea of versatility. Using the 2016 NL Central, and a point system I made up, I find out which team was the most versatile. Read and decide if I’m crazy or actually onto something that could become a valued statistic.
The postseason is a roller-coaster, no fan of any team in any sport will disagree. Its why the players play the game and make the big bucks. These “big boy games”, as John Lackey has referred to them, are not only a testament to each team’s strengths, but how well they can avoid showing their soft underbelly. Among the twists and turns of the roller-coaster, there are lessons to be learned and glory for those who prevail. No games teach us these lessons better than a clincher, and the Cubs won the necessary three it takes to deem themselves champions of baseball. Here’s a look into those three series clinching games, how I felt during certain moments, and what I learned when it was all said and done.