Articles by: Brett Taylor


No Cubs Reunion for Travis Wood: He’s Off to Join the Royals (UPDATE)

No Cubs Reunion for Travis Wood: He’s Off to Join the Royals (UPDATE)

Royals 2017 motto: get a bunch of Cubs.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
David Rollins FINALLY Clears Waivers, Cubs Outright Him to AAA Iowa

David Rollins FINALLY Clears Waivers, Cubs Outright Him to AAA Iowa

It’s been an absurd offseason for Rollins, who now at least finally knows where he’ll be for Spring Training.


MLB Reportedly Seeking Time Limits for Instant Replay

MLB Reportedly Seeking Time Limits for Instant Replay

Hey, it’s a pace-of-play change we can all agree on!

by February 13, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Plan to Use 12 or 13 Starting Pitchers in Spring Training, With Piggybacks

Cubs Plan to Use 12 or 13 Starting Pitchers in Spring Training, With Piggybacks

It’ll be a nice way to force pitchers to stay well-rested throughout the spring.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood Could Sign As Soon As Today, Cubs “On the Periphery”

Travis Wood Could Sign As Soon As Today, Cubs “On the Periphery”

The Padres are the other named team involved on Wood.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Kyle Schwarber is a Top Five Left Fielder and Other Bullets

Kyle Schwarber is a Top Five Left Fielder and Other Bullets

Everyone believes in what Kyle Schwarber can do at the plate, and I can’t wait to see it in action this year.

Weekend Catch-Up: The Road Ahead, the Bullpen Constitution, Top Prospects, Hammel Decision, More

Weekend Catch-Up: The Road Ahead, the Bullpen Constitution, Top Prospects, Hammel Decision, More

The weekend has come and gone, and you can catch yourself up on all things Cubs here.

by February 13, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

REPORT: Cubs Have Made Offer to Travis Wood

The Cubs, Padres, and two other teams are still in the mix.

by February 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Did Joe Maddon’s Quick Hook Contribute to Jason Hammel’s Departure from the Cubs? And Other Bullets

Did Joe Maddon’s Quick Hook Contribute to Jason Hammel’s Departure from the Cubs? And Other Bullets

A report indicates that part of the reason Hammel didn’t want his option picked up was because he felt Maddon had lost faith in him.

At Long Last, Reds Are Going to Trade Brandon Phillips – Headed to Braves (UPDATE)

At Long Last, Reds Are Going to Trade Brandon Phillips – Headed to Braves (UPDATE)

After refusing a trade for a long time, Phillips finally moves out.

by February 12, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Pedro Strop, Sign $5.5 Million Deal for 2017

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Pedro Strop, Sign $5.5 Million Deal for 2017

That’s all the Cubs’ arbitration-eligible players. Another clean year for the front office.


BA Unveils Its 2017 Top Prospects List, Cubs Land Four

BA Unveils Its 2017 Top Prospects List, Cubs Land Four

Jimenez, Happ, Almora, and Cease get the call, with a bunch of familiar Cubs-ish-connected names at the top of the list.

BIF: Was Babe Ruth Even Human? A Modern, Statistical Take on Baseball’s Best Player

BIF: Was Babe Ruth Even Human? A Modern, Statistical Take on Baseball’s Best Player

From Baseball is Fun: We all know about the home runs, but how about we take a more advanced look at Ruth’s Hall of Fame career.

by February 11, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Bust Risks Aplenty in the Bullpen for the Cubs, Apparently, and Other Bullets

Bust Risks Aplenty in the Bullpen for the Cubs, Apparently, and Other Bullets

The Cubs may not have as many “sure things” in the bullpen as you may have thought.

Dodgers Keeps Loading Up on Depth: Re-Sign Utley, Sign Gutierrez

Dodgers Keeps Loading Up on Depth: Re-Sign Utley, Sign Gutierrez

The Cubs’ top competition at the head of the NL made a couple additions.

by February 11, 2017 MLB News and Rumors