Articles by: Brett Taylor


Moves Happening: Mariners-Braves Prospect Trade, Volquez Signed, Carter Non-Tender

Moves Happening: Mariners-Braves Prospect Trade, Volquez Signed, Carter Non-Tender

What a crazy night! OK, not crazy. But at least some things are going down.

by November 28, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive CBA Watch: Winter Meetings in Peril? (UPDATE: International Draft Off the Table?)

Obsessive CBA Watch: Winter Meetings in Peril? (UPDATE: International Draft Off the Table?)

If no deal is done by next week, the teams will reportedly not participate in the Winter Meetings.

by November 28, 2016 MLB News and Rumors

Obsessive New CBA Watch: Just Three Days to Go, New Proposals Coming? (UPDATE)

Obsessive New CBA Watch: Just Three Days to Go, New Proposals Coming? (UPDATE)

The landscape of the sport could change dramatically in the next few days … or we could be left waiting.

by November 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
An Early Look at Early 2017 Cubs Projections Shows Early Good Things and Other Bullets

An Early Look at Early 2017 Cubs Projections Shows Early Good Things and Other Bullets

Interesting side notes aplenty from the ZiPS projections for the Cubs in 2017, plus the Cubs are better than the Bears.

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumor Mill, Contreras Stud, Video Fun, Cardinals Future, More

Weekend Catch-Up: Rumor Mill, Contreras Stud, Video Fun, Cardinals Future, More

Did you have a nice holiday weekend? Great. Catch yourself up on all things Cubs and baseball here.

by November 28, 2016 Chicago Cubs News
The State of CBA Negotiations: Issues Still on the Table, Clock is Ticking

The State of CBA Negotiations: Issues Still on the Table, Clock is Ticking

The current agreement expires in just four days.

by November 27, 2016 MLB News and Rumors
Still Gets Me: A Sneak Peek of the 10th Inning in the World Series Film (VIDEO)

Still Gets Me: A Sneak Peek of the 10th Inning in the World Series Film (VIDEO)

The best inning in the history of baseball?

by November 27, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

The Cardinals Will Probably Be Good Again Next Year and Other Bullets

The Cardinals Will Probably Be Good Again Next Year and Other Bullets

Don’t toll any bells just yet on the Cardinals, and it’s not even going to take a dramatic offseason to get them back to 90+ wins.

Who’s Got a Better Young Foursome Than the Cubs? and Other Bullets

Who’s Got a Better Young Foursome Than the Cubs? and Other Bullets

There’s at least one team that does come pretty close to the Cubs. Maybe a few more.

Lukewarm Stove: Sale, Gray, Braun, Miller, Diamondbacks Financial Questions, More

Lukewarm Stove: Sale, Gray, Braun, Miller, Diamondbacks Financial Questions, More

A bit from the rumor mill as you return from shopping. MLB teams still have lots left on their lists.

Statcast Tracks the Cubs’ Longest Homers of 2016 (VIDEO)

Statcast Tracks the Cubs’ Longest Homers of 2016 (VIDEO)

Without looking, can you recall the five longest homers of the year for the Cubs?

by November 25, 2016 Chicago Cubs News

Willson Contreras: Multi-Position Rookie Star, Future Stud Catcher

Willson Contreras: Multi-Position Rookie Star, Future Stud Catcher

Which player was the best hitting catcher in baseball last year and also played the most innings at a position besides catcher? Willson Contreras.

by November 25, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Prospects Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ Get AFL Love

Cubs Prospects Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ Get AFL Love

Two of the Cubs’ best prospects were ranked two of the best in the Arizona Fall League.

by November 25, 2016 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects