On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

On the Aroldis Chapman Trade, Theo Epstein’s Comments, and Moving Forward

Where things stand after the trade, and the process that went into it.

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

About that controversial pinch-running decision last night. I’m open to the possibility that we’re all just wrong.


Cubs Minor League Daily: Assessing the Prospects the Cubs Just Traded

Cubs Minor League Daily: Assessing the Prospects the Cubs Just Traded

How much did the Cubs lose in yesterday’s big trade?

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 4 – July 25, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 4 – July 25, 2016

Hooray a comeback! Oh, but then a walk-off loss.

by July 25, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Jake Arrieta makes his second start since the All-Star break against the Chicago White Sox.

by July 25, 2016 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Percolating Market, Reddick Back, Gray, Archer, More

Lukewarm Stove: Percolating Market, Reddick Back, Gray, Archer, More

There are other rumors out there besides the Cubs’ move for Aroldis Chapman …

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Back In, Fowler DH’s

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Back In, Fowler DH’s

Good to see Russell back in there.

by July 25, 2016 Cubs Lineups

Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Chapman: “I regret that I did not exercise better judgment and for that I am truly sorry. Looking back, I feel I have learned from this matter and have grown as a person.”

Series Preview: Cubs vs. White Sox, July 25 – July 28, 2016

Series Preview: Cubs vs. White Sox, July 25 – July 28, 2016

Jake Arrieta kicks things off in a four-game, cross town rivalry series with the White Sox.

by July 25, 2016 Series Previews
Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

It’s a significant package to give up for a reliever, but it’s a reliever who might be as impactful as any playoff-bound reilever in baseball.

Joe Nathan’s Solid Debut and an Increasingly Crowded Bullpen and Other Bullets

Joe Nathan’s Solid Debut and an Increasingly Crowded Bullpen and Other Bullets

The bullpen could be dramatically improved in short order.

by July 25, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

What exactly is preventing the deal from being finalized? How valuable is Chapman?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Valuing Prospects and a Star Wars Night

Cubs Minor League Daily: Valuing Prospects and a Star Wars Night

The difference between the absolute and relative value of trade assets.