Articles by: Brett Taylor


Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

Tyson Ross Reportedly to Sign with Rangers

The Cubs may have gotten one Ross but lost another.

Cubs Arbitration Deadline: Settle or Exchange Figures Today (UPDATE: Arrieta, Rondon, Grimm Deals)

Cubs Arbitration Deadline: Settle or Exchange Figures Today (UPDATE: Arrieta, Rondon, Grimm Deals)

Today is the deadline for arbitration-eligible players and teams to agree on a deal for 2017, or exchange arbitration requests.

by January 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

#CubsCon Begins, Rizzo Wants a Repeat, the Dodgers Look Good, and Other Bullets

The Cubs are doing good all over town, the Dodgers are projected to be monsters, and much more.

by January 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
The Bullpen Questions Going Forward Are More Interesting Than Looking Back and Other Bullets

The Bullpen Questions Going Forward Are More Interesting Than Looking Back and Other Bullets

Wade Davis is closing, but how will the other roles at the back end of the bullpen be sorted out? And for how long?

Remember When Miguel Montero Nearly Took Down Wrigley Field with an NLCS Grand Slam?

Remember When Miguel Montero Nearly Took Down Wrigley Field with an NLCS Grand Slam?

Easily one of the best moments of the postseason. Maybe one of the best moments in Cubs history, when you really think about it.

by January 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

Mariners and Braves Make Trade that Precipitates Drew Smyly Trade from Rays

A flurry of Mariners trade activity, and now the Rays are probably done shopping starters.

Kyle Schwarber Feels Good, Looks Good – And Still Wants to Catch

Kyle Schwarber Feels Good, Looks Good – And Still Wants to Catch

Although he’s coming back from a major knee injury, Schwarber’s not ready to close the door on catching.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

BIF: MLB Announces the Official Spring Training Schedule, I Get Giddy

From Baseball is Fun: There are exactly 40 days sandwiched between today and the first Spring Training game. HURRY.

by January 11, 2017 Baseball is Fun, MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Won the NCAA National Championship Essentially and Other Bullets

The Cubs Won the NCAA National Championship Essentially and Other Bullets

Joe Maddon had a surprising impact on the Clemson Tigers. Also: a scouting award, bullpen usage, and more.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Will Reportedly Visit the White House on Monday

Cubs Will Reportedly Visit the White House on Monday

If true, the visit would take place before President Obama leaves office.

by January 10, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies Re-Sign Through 2019

Cubs Broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies Re-Sign Through 2019

Great news for fans who appreciate the Cubs’ broadcast booth.

by January 10, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

The Cubs Won’t Show Up in Center Field Rankings, But That Might Be OK and Other Bullets

The Cubs Won’t Show Up in Center Field Rankings, But That Might Be OK and Other Bullets

The Cubs will be creatively covering center field this year, which doesn’t make for rankings material. Also: Brewers ZiPS are out, Wrigley reno visuals, more.

Hello: There’s Now a Bleacher Nation for Bears Fans

Hello: There’s Now a Bleacher Nation for Bears Fans

The Ten-Yard Line is essentially Bleacher Nation, but for Bears fans!

by January 10, 2017 Meta
Cubs Still Reportedly One of Two Favorites for Tyson Ross, but Also Considering Travis Wood

Cubs Still Reportedly One of Two Favorites for Tyson Ross, but Also Considering Travis Wood

That’s the second report in a week that indicates the Cubs are right there with Ross, but may turn back to Wood if necessary.

BIF: January Hockball – Watch an NHL Goalie Try to Block Big League Pitches

BIF: January Hockball – Watch an NHL Goalie Try to Block Big League Pitches

From Baseball is Fun: I know he’s padded, but, man, I’m not trying that.

by January 10, 2017 Baseball is Fun