Archive for May, 2014


Is Jake Arrieta Suddenly a Groundball Stud?

Is Jake Arrieta Suddenly a Groundball Stud?

Arrieta’s groundball rate is up significantly this year, and it appears to be reflective of a slight change in his approach.

by May 30, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Value of the Chicago Cubs Could Be Climbing Even Further and Other Bullets

The Value of the Chicago Cubs Could Be Climbing Even Further and Other Bullets

Although it’s not a direct correlation, if the Clippers are worth $2 billion, you have to wonder about the Cubs.

by May 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft Looms

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft Looms

Is there reason to warm up to Nick Gordon at four? How would Luke rank his board?

Draft Rumor: Are the Astros Going to Grab Nick Gordon at Number One?

Draft Rumor: Are the Astros Going to Grab Nick Gordon at Number One?

If they did something surprising like that, how are the next few picks – including the Cubs at four – affected?

More on the Orioles and Jeff Samardzija, and How About Those Marlins?

More on the Orioles and Jeff Samardzija, and How About Those Marlins?

It sounds like the Orioles are definitely interested, and the Cubs have been doing some scouting. Should the Marlins jump in, too?

by May 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Caught Up in the Politics, Fenway as a “Model”

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Caught Up in the Politics, Fenway as a “Model”

More on yesterday’s snag. Also: I’m not sure folks realize how many advertising signs there are at Fenway Park.

A Moment to Awe at Another Huge Game, and a Huge Season, for Kris Bryant

A Moment to Awe at Another Huge Game, and a Huge Season, for Kris Bryant

Jumping your OPS 42 points in one game in late May isn’t easy. When your OPS is already over 1.000? Well that’s just crazy.


More Perspectives on the Manny Ramirez Signing and Other Bullets

More Perspectives on the Manny Ramirez Signing and Other Bullets

And also an hilarious video of a Manny first pitch. Also, offensive struggles and injury updates.

by May 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

The world’s most delicious concoction? Also: minor league baseball stuff.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 5 – May 28, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Giants 5 – May 28, 2014

Another day, another shutout by the Giants. At least Edwin Jackson looked sharp (his line notwithstanding).

by May 28, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Giants (2:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Giants (2:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Edwin Jackson hopes to help the Cubs win a series against the best team in baseball.

by May 28, 2014 Pre-Gamin'

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: So, About that Landmarks Commission Meeting Next Week (UPDATE)

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: So, About that Landmarks Commission Meeting Next Week (UPDATE)

It doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen now, as details get in the way.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Barney, Royals, Red Sox, Blue Jays

Lukewarm Stove: Jackson, Barney, Royals, Red Sox, Blue Jays

Is there going to be trade interest involving Edwin Jackson? If so, should the Cubs jump at it? I’m not so sure it’s an easy question.

by May 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors