Articles by: Brett Taylor


Hoping for an Average Jason Heyward and Other Bullets

Hoping for an Average Jason Heyward and Other Bullets

Not a typical Jason Heyward season, mind you – just an average big league hitter from here on out in 2016. That would be huge.

Cubs Homer Party: Bryant for One, Baez for Two, Russell for Four (VIDEO)

Cubs Homer Party: Bryant for One, Baez for Two, Russell for Four (VIDEO)

So many blasts. How could you choose a favorite?

by July 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, White Sox 1 – July 28, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, White Sox 1 – July 28, 2016

The Cubs offense erupted late to turn this into a laugher.

by July 28, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward Seventh, Contreras Sits Again

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward Seventh, Contreras Sits Again

It’s the lowest Jason Heyward has hit this year.

by July 27, 2016 Cubs Lineups
The Latest on Josh Reddick and the Cubs: There Have Reportedly Been “Talks”

The Latest on Josh Reddick and the Cubs: There Have Reportedly Been “Talks”

Bit by bit, the rumors about the Cubs and Reddick get more serious.

by July 27, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
#BNBlogathon: We Did It! You’ve Got Me for 39 Hours, But Now I Need Location Suggestions

#BNBlogathon: We Did It! You’ve Got Me for 39 Hours, But Now I Need Location Suggestions

I’m gonna be doing the Blogathon from Wrigleyville this year, and I need your suggestions on some locations!

by July 27, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors, Meta
Aroldis Chapman’s Rocky Debut Off the Mound and Other Bullets

Aroldis Chapman’s Rocky Debut Off the Mound and Other Bullets

An introductory Q&A went wildly awry through no fault of Chapman’s, but it underscored this tenuous situation.


Recency Bias, the 162-Game Sample, and Why the Cubs Don’t Win Anymore

Recency Bias, the 162-Game Sample, and Why the Cubs Don’t Win Anymore

My daughter asked me why the Cubs don’t win anymore. Silly question, right?

by July 27, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 3, Cubs 0 – July 26, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 3, Cubs 0 – July 26, 2016

That was just terrible, my friends.

by July 26, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment

Chicago Cubs Designate Clayton Richard for Assignment

The Cubs had to make room for Aroldis Chapman, and there was no other logical choice.

The Cubs Aren’t Done Exploring Trade Opportunities

The Cubs Aren’t Done Exploring Trade Opportunities

And they’re still being connected to Josh Reddick.

by July 26, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Jason Heyward Is Killing Them Softly … But Possibly Getting Better

Jason Heyward Is Killing Them Softly … But Possibly Getting Better

It’s been a season of weak contact and bad results for Jason Heyward, but there are glimmers of improvement, believe it or not.

by July 26, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
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.