Dustin Kelly


On Aug. 2, after the Cubs’ second straight blowout of the Reds — who were then in first place in the National League Central — Christopher Morel made a bold prediction on the postgame show. “We go to the playoffs. I say it today,” Morel told Marquee Sports Network’s Taylor McGregor. Why was he essentially calling the team’s shot with…

There’s no question that, when the calendar flipped to August, Cody Bellinger was as deserving as anyone else to be named the National League Player of the Month for July. https://twitter.com/CHGO_Cubs/status/1686865615015878657?s=20 Sure, other players had good arguments. But Bellinger was among the league’s top hitters throughout the month, as his 1.8 fWAR (tied for first in the NL in July),…