Articles by: Brett Taylor

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 6, Cubs 5 – April 26, 2017

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 6, Cubs 5 – April 26, 2017

Boy, the Cubs really should have won that game. But, I suppose that’s the balance of things.

by April 26, 2017 Enhanced Box Scores
Here’s Hoping Willson Contreras Shows Off His Cannon Again Tonight (VIDEO)

Here’s Hoping Willson Contreras Shows Off His Cannon Again Tonight (VIDEO)

Contreras had his gun working last night on this throw.

by April 26, 2017 Cubs Highlights

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by April 26, 2017 Sponsored
Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Jay Gets a Rare Start

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jon Jay Gets a Rare Start

Jay has started very infrequently for the Cubs this year.

by April 26, 2017 Cubs Lineups
Jason Heyward Confirms That His Wrist Injury Last Year Contributed to Swing Problems

Jason Heyward Confirms That His Wrist Injury Last Year Contributed to Swing Problems

You may not even remember that Heyward *had* a wrist injury last year. We wondered what the impact was, and it turns out, it may have been significant.

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Kris Bryant Offers the Best Explanation Possible for Why He Doesn’t Bat Flip

If the pitcher is already disgraced, well, then, who needs more?

by April 26, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

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Kyle Hendricks Looked Much Better Last Night, as Something “Clicked”

It was an encouraging outing by the 2016 Cy Young finalist for a number of reasons.

Theo Epstein, From President of the Cubs to President … of the United States?

Theo Epstein, From President of the Cubs to President … of the United States?

One political thought leader seems to believe Epstein would be a fantastic candidate, if only he were interested.

by April 26, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
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A Weird Win, Bullpen Dominance, Schwarber DH, Thames Talk, and Other Bullets

The Cubs won without the benefit of an RBI for the first time in a long time, and the bullpen stepped up again. Much more to discuss.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 0 – April 25, 2017

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Pirates 0 – April 25, 2017

Doesn’t look like last night, but a win’s a win! The Cubs got a freebie, and the Pirates got none.

by April 25, 2017 Enhanced Box Scores

Strange Bedfellows: Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush Reportedly to Buy Miami Marlins

Strange Bedfellows: Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush Reportedly to Buy Miami Marlins

That’s certainly an interesting duo.

by April 25, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
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The BABIP Gods Smiled on Addison Russell (Which Happens When You’re Barely Ever Striking Out)

Addison Russell notched four hits last night for the first time in his career.

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Kyle Hendricks and the Interplay Between Velocity, Mechanics, and Results

Kyle Hendricks tries again tonight against the Pirates. Will there be a bump in velocity? Improved command? Better results? It’s all related.

by April 25, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
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MLB Totally Randomly Drug Tested Anthony Rizzo Immediately After He Commented on Testing System

It’s a strange situation, but it really might have been random. More on the MLB drug testing system and the Cubs.

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Fun With Last Night’s Blowout Win, Anderson’s Odd Outing, and Other Bullets

The Cubs are now way up there in the offensive rankings. Also: Brett Anderson’s start was both good and bad.