What's Going On With Kyle Schwarber?
I want to preface this blog with two important facts: 1. Schwarber is on my fantasy baseball team and 2. I hate Joe Maddon.
Schwarber went deep last night and it was a pretty good shot just like most of his homers because he has a shit ton of power. However, he is just not hitting the ball, unless it's a homerun. He's batting a dismal .174 with 8 bombs. He has 30 hits on he season in 172 at bats. In comparison, JD Martinez, who has missed most of the season with a foot injury, has just as many homers in 52 at bats. Now I personally blame Joe Maddon for a lot of this. Anyone could take one look at Schwarber and know that he is not a leadoff nor a two hole hitter yet that's where "cool Joe" insists on batting him. It has been driving me crazy all year. I'm so sick of Joe Maddon thinking he's so much smarter than everyone else trying to show how quirky he is batting Schwarber 1 and the pitcher 8th. At some point he needs to realize what he's going isn't working. But he won't because he's in love with people thinking he's a genius. I just want the Schwarber me and everyone else in the world expected. Even looking at it from a non fantasy sports view I would still want Schwarber to be doing well cuz he's kinda fat and seems like the man. I've seen people calling for him to be sent to the minors, which is insane. If anything the Cubs should just put him on the 10 day DL and give him a real mental break and then drop his ass in the order. I'm really hoping the Cubs offense is just in a funk since both Rizzo and Addison Russell are batting under .235 and in due time they'll all figure it out.