Articles by: Brett Taylor


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.

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

When You Debate Joe Maddon, You’re Usually Wrong and Other Bullets

About that controversial pinch-running decision last night. I’m open to the possibility that we’re all just wrong.

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 4 – July 25, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: White Sox 5, Cubs 4 – July 25, 2016

Hooray a comeback! Oh, but then a walk-off loss.

by July 25, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Back In, Fowler DH’s

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Back In, Fowler DH’s

Good to see Russell back in there.

by July 25, 2016 Cubs Lineups

Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Cubs Announce Aroldis Chapman Trade, Release Statements from Tom Ricketts and Chapman

Chapman: “I regret that I did not exercise better judgment and for that I am truly sorry. Looking back, I feel I have learned from this matter and have grown as a person.”

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

Chicago Cubs Reportedly to Acquire Aroldis Chapman for Torres, Warren, McKinney, Crawford

It’s a significant package to give up for a reliever, but it’s a reliever who might be as impactful as any playoff-bound reilever in baseball.

Joe Nathan’s Solid Debut and an Increasingly Crowded Bullpen and Other Bullets

Joe Nathan’s Solid Debut and an Increasingly Crowded Bullpen and Other Bullets

The bullpen could be dramatically improved in short order.

by July 25, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

The Latest on the Cubs and Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors (UPDATES: Done Deal?)

What exactly is preventing the deal from being finalized? How valuable is Chapman?


Wake Up and Watch Anthony Rizzo Clear the Bases and Give the Cubs a Comeback Win

Wake Up and Watch Anthony Rizzo Clear the Bases and Give the Cubs a Comeback Win

Capping off a dramatic comeback yesterday. It was awesome, and the win felt like a huge swing.

by July 25, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors All Over, Cubs Wins, Roster Moves, Chapman, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumors All Over, Cubs Wins, Roster Moves, Chapman, More

The biggest heat came last night from the rumor mill, but the weekend was actually full of news and rumors.