Articles by: Brett Taylor

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Brewers 7 – April 18, 2017

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Brewers 7 – April 18, 2017

What a comeback win for the Cubs!

by April 18, 2017 Enhanced Box Scores
Kyle Schwarber Gets the Cubs on the Board with a Two-Run Shot (VIDEO)

Kyle Schwarber Gets the Cubs on the Board with a Two-Run Shot (VIDEO)

It was absolutely crushed, and temporarily lifted our spirits.

by April 18, 2017 Cubs Highlights

You Might Finally Get to Know *WHY* the Umps Made That Baffling Replay Decision

You Might Finally Get to Know *WHY* the Umps Made That Baffling Replay Decision

Umps could soon wear microphones to explain the decisions, not unlike in the NFL.

by April 18, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
WOW: Starling Marte Suspended 80 Games After Testing Positive for PED

WOW: Starling Marte Suspended 80 Games After Testing Positive for PED

A very significant suspension for the Pirates, who will lose their center fielder.

by April 18, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Albert Almora Jr.’s 9th Inning At Bat and Still-Developing Plate Discipline

Albert Almora Jr.’s 9th Inning At Bat and Still-Developing Plate Discipline

One at bat is never enough to fully understand or evaluate a player, but last night’s did offer an example of some things worth discussing.

by April 18, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
We Haven’t Seen Cubs Baseball Like This Since 2014 (Technically) and Other Bullets

We Haven’t Seen Cubs Baseball Like This Since 2014 (Technically) and Other Bullets

The last time the Cubs were under .500 this “deep” into the season was 2014. Some other “fun” facts …


David Ross Busts Out the Jive on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (VIDEO)

David Ross Busts Out the Jive on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (VIDEO)

Maybe it’s just me, but I think Ross is starting to look like a decent dancer.

by April 18, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2017

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 6, Cubs 3 – April 17, 2017

That’s four in a row for the Cubs, and not in the direction you’d like.

by April 17, 2017 Enhanced Box Scores
Kyle Schwarber Led Off Tonight’s Game With the Best Bunt You’ve Ever Seen (VIDEO)

Kyle Schwarber Led Off Tonight’s Game With the Best Bunt You’ve Ever Seen (VIDEO)

I don’t know how this ball stayed fair. Schwarber’s that good! (UPDATE: Rizzo bunted, too. Ha.)

by April 17, 2017 Cubs Highlights
Cubs Roster Move: Carl Edwards Jr. Back, Tommy La Stella to the Bereavement List

Cubs Roster Move: Carl Edwards Jr. Back, Tommy La Stella to the Bereavement List

The Cubs’ bullpen increases by one.


Addison Russell Offensive Trends Point to Significant Improvement Ahead

Addison Russell Offensive Trends Point to Significant Improvement Ahead

Good early signs from Addison Russell’s bat.

Ian Happ Didn’t Just Hit His League-Leading 6th Homer, He Also Made a Fantastic Play at 2nd (VIDEO)

Ian Happ Didn’t Just Hit His League-Leading 6th Homer, He Also Made a Fantastic Play at 2nd (VIDEO)

I actually think the defensive play looked better than the homer. Or maybe I’m just numb to the Ian Happ homer barrage!

Looking Back on the Championship Ceremonies of Last Week Should Make You Smile

Looking Back on the Championship Ceremonies of Last Week Should Make You Smile

The Cubs and the fans did it well last week.

by April 17, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
How Bad Has the Cubs’ Bullpen Been, Really? Also Butler Results, Fowler Struggles, and Other Bullets

How Bad Has the Cubs’ Bullpen Been, Really? Also Butler Results, Fowler Struggles, and Other Bullets

Overall, the Cubs’ bullpen has been middle-of-the-pack, and really it’s only a couple guys who’ve struggled. And even those have been just a handful!

The Chicago Cubs Are 6-6, Which Says Much More and Much Less Than You Think

The Chicago Cubs Are 6-6, Which Says Much More and Much Less Than You Think

For me, I focus mostly on the sum of those two numbers. Namely, that’s been only 12 Cubs games so far.

by April 17, 2017 Analysis and Commentary