Imagining Expansion and Realignment in MLB, Dreaming on Cease, and Other Bullets

Imagining Expansion and Realignment in MLB, Dreaming on Cease, and Other Bullets

Anyone want to see the Cubs and White Sox in the same division?

Be Advised: Most of the Rest of the NL Central is Strong on the Prospect Front

Be Advised: Most of the Rest of the NL Central is Strong on the Prospect Front

There are some up-and-coming teams on the way in the NL Central, and the path to a long competitive window for the Cubs could become cluttered.

by January 21, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Cubs Reportedly Signing Reliever Jim Henderson to Minor League Deal

Cubs Reportedly Signing Reliever Jim Henderson to Minor League Deal

The Cubs added to their bullpen depth with an old friend.

by January 20, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Ross Limited, Dodgers Options, Valbuena Signing, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ross Limited, Dodgers Options, Valbuena Signing, More

The latest from around the league, including Tyson Ross’s potentially slow return, Luis Valbuena to the Angels, and more.

by January 20, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
BIF: Derrek Lee Circa 2005 Was a Monster and Probably Should Have Been the MVP

BIF: Derrek Lee Circa 2005 Was a Monster and Probably Should Have Been the MVP

Baseball is Fun: Dude led the league in hits, doubles, batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, and total bases!

by January 20, 2017 Baseball is Fun
First Farm System Rankings of 2017 Are Out, and Cubs Aren’t As Low As You Might Fear

First Farm System Rankings of 2017 Are Out, and Cubs Aren’t As Low As You Might Fear

No, the Cubs aren’t in the top half after a couple years of depletion, but only barely.

Hoping for Offense from Defensive Stars and Other Bullets

Hoping for Offense from Defensive Stars and Other Bullets

If Addison Russell and Jason Heyward have slightly above-league-average bats next year? Watch out, baseball. (Again.)


A Deal with the Dodgers Involving Javy Baez is, of Course, Very Unlikely

A Deal with the Dodgers Involving Javy Baez is, of Course, Very Unlikely

You can make the “on paper” argument for a fit in a trade, but there are practical reasons it is much more complicated than that.

Cubs Relief Prospect Corey Black, Strikeouts, and an Uptick in Groundballs

Cubs Relief Prospect Corey Black, Strikeouts, and an Uptick in Groundballs

Known for his fastball and his strikeouts, Black may have picked up an additional critical skill in 2016.

by January 20, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mark Trumbo Set to Re-Sign with Orioles, Cruelly Robbing Cubs of Another Spot in the Draft

Mark Trumbo Set to Re-Sign with Orioles, Cruelly Robbing Cubs of Another Spot in the Draft

How *DARE* you, Mark Trumbo?

by January 19, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospects List Out, and Consensus is Forming on the Top Four Pitchers

FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospects List Out, and Consensus is Forming on the Top Four Pitchers

Judging based on these and other recent rankings, the Cubs’ top pitching prospects are Dylan Cease, Jose Albertos, Oscar de la Cruz, and Trevor Clifton, in some order.


BIF: Wrigley Field Was Ranked as One of the Happiest Places on Earth

BIF: Wrigley Field Was Ranked as One of the Happiest Places on Earth

Baseball is Fun: After 108 years of sadness, Wrigley Field is now considered one of the happiest places … in the entire WORLD.

by January 19, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Cardinals Hacking Punishment Expected Before Spring Training

Cardinals Hacking Punishment Expected Before Spring Training

Maybe even as soon as the next couple weeks.

by January 19, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
John Lackey and the Difference Between His Performance Before and After Injury

John Lackey and the Difference Between His Performance Before and After Injury

An August shoulder injury seemed to keep John Lackey from finishing on a high note, even after returning from the DL.

by January 19, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
NBC, CSN, and MLB Reach Deal to Permit In-Market Streaming (Includes Cubs)

NBC, CSN, and MLB Reach Deal to Permit In-Market Streaming (Includes Cubs)

If you’ve got CSN Chicago, you will finally be able to stream games on your various devices.

by January 19, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors