Articles by: Brett Taylor


About That Bad Call on Javier Baez

About That Bad Call on Javier Baez

Looking at the rules … yeah, he should not have been called out.

The Buffer of Early Wins and the Tough Stretch Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Buffer of Early Wins and the Tough Stretch Coming for the Cubs and Other Bullets

Things don’t look so good now, but that’s why it’s especially good that the Cubs were so good early. Good? Good.


Weekend Catch-Up: Heyward Relief, Ramirez DFA, Arrieta Dominance

Weekend Catch-Up: Heyward Relief, Ramirez DFA, Arrieta Dominance

Good news on Heyward … but the rest of the weekend was kind of a lot of crummy news.

by May 23, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Giants 1, Cubs 0 – May 22, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 1, Cubs 0 – May 22, 2016

A frustrating loss? Yup. The theme of the last 10 days.

by May 22, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (7:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (7:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The Cubs can still take this series from the Giants, but it’ll take a great game tonight against Madison Bumgarner.

by May 22, 2016 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Lineup: Rizzo Second, Szczur Gets a Start

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Rizzo Second, Szczur Gets a Start

Here’s the crew that’ll try to beat Madison Bumgarner.

by May 22, 2016 Cubs Lineups
Another Plausible A’s Trade Candidate Hits the DL: Sonny Gray

Another Plausible A’s Trade Candidate Hits the DL: Sonny Gray

A strained right trapezius is the diagnosis for Gray, who has really struggled this year.


Dan Vogelbach Went Deep Again, Jeimer Candelario Hit a Grand Slam (VIDEOS)

Dan Vogelbach Went Deep Again, Jeimer Candelario Hit a Grand Slam (VIDEOS)

Let’s check in on a couple of the Cubs’ biggest upper-level positional prospects.

Why Jon Lester’s Ugly Outing Doesn’t Concern Me at All and Other Bullets

Why Jon Lester’s Ugly Outing Doesn’t Concern Me at All and Other Bullets

At least a couple reasons, actually. Plus more on Heyward, Ramirez, the strike zone, and other stuff.

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 5, Cubs 3 – May 21, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: Giants 5, Cubs 3 – May 21, 2016

Another grumble-worthy loss. And … Matt Cain?

by May 21, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Designate Neil Ramirez for Assignment, Activate Matt Szczur from DL

Chicago Cubs Designate Neil Ramirez for Assignment, Activate Matt Szczur from DL

The Cubs will have 10 days to trade, waive, or release Ramirez.


Good News on Jason Heyward: Side Contusion, Expected to Miss 3 to 5 Days

Good News on Jason Heyward: Side Contusion, Expected to Miss 3 to 5 Days

The waiting continues, and Heyward will sit tonight at least.

by May 21, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (6:15 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Giants (6:15 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Jon Lester takes the ball for the Cubs, who look to win a second straight game over the Giants.

by May 21, 2016 Pre-Gamin'