BIF: Check Out This 1952 Yankees Program, Full of Stars … and Whiskey and Cigarette Ads

BIF: Check Out This 1952 Yankees Program, Full of Stars … and Whiskey and Cigarette Ads

From Baseball is Fun: Pretty fascinating (and crazy) to see what programs looked like 60+ years ago.

by January 23, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Dodgers Trade Pitching Prospect Jose De Leon to Rays for Second Baseman Logan Forsythe

Dodgers Trade Pitching Prospect Jose De Leon to Rays for Second Baseman Logan Forsythe

The Dodgers finally get their improvement at second base.

by January 23, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Surprisingly, Kyle Hendricks is Only Cubs Starter on One Top Ten Pitchers List

Surprisingly, Kyle Hendricks is Only Cubs Starter on One Top Ten Pitchers List

That’s interesting and wild for a number of reasons.

by January 23, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Chicago Cubs Announce 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Chicago Cubs Announce 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Presently, there are 10 games set for a TV broadcast, and the rest can all be heard on radio/streaming audio.

by January 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
A Delightfully Nerdy Undertaking: Using Cubs’ 2016 xBABIP to Project 2017 Regression

A Delightfully Nerdy Undertaking: Using Cubs’ 2016 xBABIP to Project 2017 Regression

What is xBABIP? Why does it matter? What does it tell us about the Cubs in 2016 and 2017? Answers: a thing, because, and stuff!

by January 23, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Ian Happ Ranked Third Best Second Base Prospect in Baseball

Ian Happ Ranked Third Best Second Base Prospect in Baseball

It could be a breakout year for Happ.

BIF: Ever Wonder What Was the Worst Season of Randy Johnson’s Career?

BIF: Ever Wonder What Was the Worst Season of Randy Johnson’s Career?

Baseball is Fun: 2006 was a rough year for the Big Unit, and maybe the beginning of the end.

by January 23, 2017 Baseball is Fun

The Need for Pitching Depth Lingers for the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Need for Pitching Depth Lingers for the Cubs and Other Bullets

There are still some interesting free agents out there who could help the Cubs.

How They Won: The Eugene Emeralds

How They Won: The Eugene Emeralds

The Emeralds, quite simply, blew away the field in the Northwest League.

by January 23, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Commissioner Manfred Still Favors a Pitch Clock and Other Bullets

Commissioner Manfred Still Favors a Pitch Clock and Other Bullets

Pace of play and overall length of game could be improved dramatically, without too much change to the game, itself.

by January 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
25-Year-Old Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Has Died

25-Year-Old Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Has Died

Terrible news this morning.

by January 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Remember That Crazy Anthony Rizzo Catch? No, Not That One … Or That Other One

Remember That Crazy Anthony Rizzo Catch? No, Not That One … Or That Other One

When you think about Rizzo catches, you know which two you think of. But there is another!

by January 21, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Humor
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