Articles by: Brett Taylor

The 2012 Cubs as Compared to the 2015 Cubs and Other Bullets

The 2012 Cubs as Compared to the 2015 Cubs and Other Bullets

Yeah, the 2015 team was a lot better. Cubs Twitter fight, love for Leathersich, Marlins ZiPS, and more.

by February 10, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Up All Night: Ron Santo Memories and 10 Days Until Pitchers and Catchers Report

Up All Night: Ron Santo Memories and 10 Days Until Pitchers and Catchers Report

Santo left us with so much to remember, and whenever see the Cubs and the number 10, I immediately think of him.

by February 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

Report: Lazarito Will Choose Team Tomorrow, Cubs Among Teams with “Strong” Interest

That’s the first time we’ve heard a sourced connection between the Cubs and the Cuban prospect.

White Sox Reportedly Pull the Trigger on Signing Mat Latos

White Sox Reportedly Pull the Trigger on Signing Mat Latos

The 28-year-old righty once looked like a huge arm in a loaded free agent class. But then a whole lot of struggling happened.

by February 9, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

Cubs Reportedly Remain Involved in Trade Talks, Though Rays Unlikely to Move an Arm

The rumors won’t go away, but I suppose that could simply be because the two sides keep in contact.

by February 9, 2016 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Picking the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and Other Bullets

Everyone with any credibility will be doing so. Also: Eloy Jimenez is big, Kyle Schwarber looks good, and much more.

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

Diamondbacks Reportedly Sign Reliever Tyler Clippard to Two-Year Deal

The Diamondbacks get just a little bit stronger in the tight NL West.

by February 8, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Trying to Find a Realistic Jake Arrieta Extension is Not Easy, But I’ll Try

Trying to Find a Realistic Jake Arrieta Extension is Not Easy, But I’ll Try

I land on a five-year deal that could arguably make sense for each side … and arguably be rejected by each side, too.

by February 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Huge Cuban Defection News is Breaking and Other Bullets

Huge Cuban Defection News is Breaking and Other Bullets

Two of the best players in the world have reportedly left the Cuban team to try and come to the States.

by February 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Deal with Arrieta, Free Agency, Cubs Prospects, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Deal with Arrieta, Free Agency, Cubs Prospects, More

The Cubs got a deal done with their ace this weekend, among many other things.

by February 8, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The Trouble with High-Average, Low-Power Hitters in the Minors and Other Bullets

The Trouble with High-Average, Low-Power Hitters in the Minors and Other Bullets

The lack of power, on its own, is not the only problem. It causes other issues, and I’m not sure we discuss it enough.

Up All Night: That Time the Umpire Kinda, Sorta Charged at Jon Lester

Up All Night: That Time the Umpire Kinda, Sorta Charged at Jon Lester

What a weird scene that was. Remember it?

by February 6, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Exit Velocity Matters, and Cubs Are Going to Crush It and Other Bullets

Exit Velocity Matters, and Cubs Are Going to Crush It and Other Bullets

The Cubs have some of the hardest hitters in baseball, which does matter.