Articles by: Brett Taylor


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

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?

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.

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
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

Reds Reportedly to Trade Dan Straily to Marlins for Three Prospects

Reds Reportedly to Trade Dan Straily to Marlins for Three Prospects

Straily was a decent starter for the Reds in 2016, and they got him for free. So, that’s not too shabby.

by January 19, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Hall of Fame Results: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez Get the Call

Hall of Fame Results: Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez Get the Call

Lee Smith and Sammy Sosa did not come close.

by January 18, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Kris Bryant’s Areas for Improvement (Yes, They Exist) and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant’s Areas for Improvement (Yes, They Exist) and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant was otherworldly last year, but there are a couple areas where he could improve.

Is Brett Anderson a Tyson Ross Fallback Option for the Cubs?

Is Brett Anderson a Tyson Ross Fallback Option for the Cubs?

There are reasons Anderson is worth pursuing – so long as the injury history is understood.


After All That, Jose Bautista is Re-Signing with the Blue Jays (No Draft Pick Bump for Cubs)

After All That, Jose Bautista is Re-Signing with the Blue Jays (No Draft Pick Bump for Cubs)

I like to whine about draft pick spots.

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Dylan Floro Off of Waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays

Chicago Cubs Claim Righty Dylan Floro Off of Waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays

The 26-year-old righty is a very interesting addition to the Cubs’ upper-level depth.

Cubs TV Notes: Progress on New Deal and Network, In-Market Streaming, More

Cubs TV Notes: Progress on New Deal and Network, In-Market Streaming, More

There’s a lot to discuss on the Cubs TV front. It’s complicated, and still lacks clarity, but it’s very important.

The Cubs Have Mostly Been Excellent at Making Trades and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have Mostly Been Excellent at Making Trades and Other Bullets

Very few swings and misses over the past five years for this front office on the trade front.

by January 17, 2017 Chicago Cubs News