When this reporter recently asked Cubs manager Joe Maddon to give a historical comparison to Javier Baez’s swing, he expected Maddon to wax on about the time he saw a young Gary Sheffield play for the Stockton Ports in 1987 or fondly recall some forgotten Visalia Oak.
Chicago Cubs: What has Elevated Addison Russell?
by Erik Mauro
What has elevated the Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell to the clutch hitter he’s become in 2016?
Earlier this season, we here at Cubbies Crib published a piece on what has elevated Kris Bryant to the next level in 2016. Bryant has taken the step towards MVP level, and it looks like he’s got the award all but wrapped up right now. But Addison Russell has taken a step forward as well, and we look at what’s behind that.