Articles by: Brett Taylor


The Importance of Hands-Off Ownership and the Status of Theo Epstein Contract Talks

The Importance of Hands-Off Ownership and the Status of Theo Epstein Contract Talks

One of the best things an effective owner can do is put the right people in charge of the sport operations and then get out of the way.

Willson Contreras Could See Time at Other Positions and Other Bullets

Willson Contreras Could See Time at Other Positions and Other Bullets

If the bat plays, it’ll make more and more sense to move Contreras around. He’s plenty athletic enough to handle it.

by June 24, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

Javy Baez Made the Most Incredible Play You’ll See This Year – And Didn’t Even Get an Out

Javy Baez Made the Most Incredible Play You’ll See This Year – And Didn’t Even Get an Out

I am blown away.

by June 24, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 2 – June 23, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: Marlins 4, Cubs 2 – June 23, 2016

That’s four straight losses.

by June 23, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Chicago Cubs Lineup: Willson Contreras Starts at First Base

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Willson Contreras Starts at First Base

He’s a great athlete, so why not?

by June 23, 2016 Cubs Lineups
Cubs Spent Second Most in International Free Agency, But Dodgers Spending Was Absurd

Cubs Spent Second Most in International Free Agency, But Dodgers Spending Was Absurd

The Dodgers spent more in IFA than *six MLB teams spent in payroll!*

Not Sweating the Cardinals in Short Shorts and Other Bullets

Not Sweating the Cardinals in Short Shorts and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ odds to win the division are still rather enormous. But … I can’t blame frustration.

by June 23, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 2 – June 22, 2016

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 7, Cubs 2 – June 22, 2016

That was not a successful series.

by June 22, 2016 Enhanced Box Scores
Miguel Montero Leaves Game with Right Knee Issue (UPDATE: Rizzo Left, Too)

Miguel Montero Leaves Game with Right Knee Issue (UPDATE: Rizzo Left, Too)

No word on the severity yet. (UPDATE: Sounds like Montero is going to be OK, but Rizzo is day-to-day with back stiffness.)

by June 22, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Still Dominating All-Star Balloting, Which Will Make Some Folks Chippy

Cubs Still Dominating All-Star Balloting, Which Will Make Some Folks Chippy

The whole infield, and the top outfielder.

by June 22, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The New Cubs Bullpen: Concepcion’s Debut, Patton’s Numbers, Edwards’ Stuff, More

The New Cubs Bullpen: Concepcion’s Debut, Patton’s Numbers, Edwards’ Stuff, More

The Cubs’ bullpen looks very different than it did just a few days ago. How will it all shake out? How did Concepcion look last night?

by June 22, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Sits, Szczur Starts, Weather Looms

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Russell Sits, Szczur Starts, Weather Looms

Here’s the group to take on Michael Wacha today in the series ender.

by June 22, 2016 Cubs Lineups
Too Many Words About One-Run Games and Good Teams and Other Bullets

Too Many Words About One-Run Games and Good Teams and Other Bullets

The Cubs aren’t suddenly less impressive because they have a losing record in one-run games.