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The fact that it’s even considered a race just amazes me, if you’re just going by a generated numerical metric, you’re going to be deceived often. I have n’t seen that body of work in a season, better than him. I ’m going to say this, he’s the best infielder. Him and( A's third baseman Matt) Chapman are two of the best infielders I’ve seen this year. Do n’t tell me there’s anybody out there, both leagues, that play that position like he does.
The thing I’ve always heard about the Cubs being lovable losers, I never quite understood that. That’s not the way I was raised, getting here and not paying attention to the superficial nonsense, the superstition that really has dragged a lot of people’s minds down ... to escape that is great, to continue to move it forward. The perception has changed.