Articles by: Brett Taylor


Cubs Passed on Recent Signings to Reserve Funds for In-Season Trades, and to Stay Under Luxury Tax

Cubs Passed on Recent Signings to Reserve Funds for In-Season Trades, and to Stay Under Luxury Tax

It was a strong offseason for the Cubs, who want to make sure they have flexibility under the luxury tax limit this year.

Farewell to All-Around Baseball Player Travis Wood (VIDEO)

Farewell to All-Around Baseball Player Travis Wood (VIDEO)

Wood became something of a Cubs legend in his time with the team. He was also the longest-tenured Cub at this point.

by February 15, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Single Game Tickets Date, Cubs Slogans, Montero Comeback, Reliever to Watch, and Other Bullets

Single Game Tickets Date, Cubs Slogans, Montero Comeback, Reliever to Watch, and Other Bullets

Get your calendar handy. Also: the slogans for the year, predicting success for Montero, and much more.

by February 15, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Oof for the Cardinals: Alex Reyes to Have Tommy John Surgery

Oof for the Cardinals: Alex Reyes to Have Tommy John Surgery

Terrible news for the Reyes, the Cardinals, and baseball. As for the NL Central, this will move the needle.

by February 15, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Potentially Really Bad News for Cardinals on Top Young Pitcher Alex Reyes (UPDATE: Report Suggests Tommy John Needed)

Potentially Really Bad News for Cardinals on Top Young Pitcher Alex Reyes (UPDATE: Report Suggests Tommy John Needed)

Reyes, 22, reportedly complained of discomfort in his elbow.

by February 14, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Mike Matheny Calls His Team’s Ugly PECOTA Projection “Unbelievable”

Mike Matheny Calls His Team’s Ugly PECOTA Projection “Unbelievable”

PECOTA pegs the Cardinals for just 76 wins this year. Mike Matheny has some thoughts on that.

by February 14, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
BIF: The Phillies Redecorated … Using a Mets Slogan? The Mets Are Unimpressed

BIF: The Phillies Redecorated … Using a Mets Slogan? The Mets Are Unimpressed

From Baseball is Fun: Are the Phillies trolling the Mets just a little?

by February 14, 2017 Baseball is Fun

Cubs Plan on Willson Contreras Being Jon Lester’s Personal Catcher This Year

Cubs Plan on Willson Contreras Being Jon Lester’s Personal Catcher This Year

Contreras is going to work with David Ross to get into the role.

by February 14, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Joe Maddon: Kyle Schwarber Will Do Some Catching This Spring

Joe Maddon: Kyle Schwarber Will Do Some Catching This Spring

How much and whether it translates into the regular season is still to be seen.

by February 14, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Montgomery’s Shot to Lock Down a Rotation Job and Other Bullets

Mike Montgomery’s Shot to Lock Down a Rotation Job and Other Bullets

However the rotation shakes out, I’d sure like to see Montgomery get a full and fair shot to show what he can do in 2017 … because 2018 and beyond is important, too.

The Best Valentine of All: CUBS PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TODAY!!!

The Best Valentine of All: CUBS PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT TODAY!!!

It’s the official beginning of the 2017 baseball season!

by February 14, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Spring Training Miscellany: Early Arrivals, Drill Videos, Beautiful Mural, More

Spring Training Miscellany: Early Arrivals, Drill Videos, Beautiful Mural, More

Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, but, hey, they’re already there! Fun stuff to check in on already from Mesa.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
No Cubs Reunion for Travis Wood: He’s Off to Join the Royals (UPDATE)

No Cubs Reunion for Travis Wood: He’s Off to Join the Royals (UPDATE)

Royals 2017 motto: get a bunch of Cubs.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
David Rollins FINALLY Clears Waivers, Cubs Outright Him to AAA Iowa

David Rollins FINALLY Clears Waivers, Cubs Outright Him to AAA Iowa

It’s been an absurd offseason for Rollins, who now at least finally knows where he’ll be for Spring Training.

MLB Reportedly Seeking Time Limits for Instant Replay

MLB Reportedly Seeking Time Limits for Instant Replay

Hey, it’s a pace-of-play change we can all agree on!

by February 13, 2017 MLB News and Rumors