Articles by: Brett Taylor


Theo Epstein Hints at a Jeff Samardzija Shut-Down Plan

Theo Epstein Hints at a Jeff Samardzija Shut-Down Plan

Epstein says the Cubs will do what’s best for Samardzija long term.

by August 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
God’s Wrath Watch: Dale Sveum Would Be “Surprised” if Matt Garza Pitches Again this Year

God’s Wrath Watch: Dale Sveum Would Be “Surprised” if Matt Garza Pitches Again this Year

Theo Epstein won’t rule it out, but he doesn’t sound optimistic either.

by August 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

The Chris Volstad Story Doesn’t Change and Other Bullets

The Chris Volstad Story Doesn’t Change and Other Bullets

New day, same story. More on Brett Jackson’s struggles, some of the Cubs’ better prospects, and a Koyie Hill sighting.

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 10, Cubs 1 – August 14, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 10, Cubs 1 – August 14, 2012

Words won’t do.

by August 14, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Astros v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Astros v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Chris Volstad will try to make his third straight decent start. He’s got the right opponent.

by August 14, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Top 2012 Pick Albert Almora Promoted to Boise

Top 2012 Pick Albert Almora Promoted to Boise

The 18-year-old center fielder will get about three weeks at that level before the season ends.

Carlos Marmol is Killing It Lately – What’s the Plan?

Carlos Marmol is Killing It Lately – What’s the Plan?

Are the Cubs working hard to trade him this month, or would they rather wait for the offseason? Or would they even rather keep him in 2013?


Dale Sveum: Starlin Castro is a Six, Seven Hitter in a Good Lineup

Dale Sveum: Starlin Castro is a Six, Seven Hitter in a Good Lineup

As for right now, Sveum is absolutely right. But is that really the question?

by August 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Jeff Samardzija and the Stephen Strasburg Plan and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija and the Stephen Strasburg Plan and Other Bullets

Should the Cubs be thinking about shutting Samardzija down any time soon? Also: Darwin Barney for Gold Glove. Seriously.

by August 14, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 7 – August 13, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 1, Cubs 7 – August 13, 2012

Take that, elderly lady with the flu and a limp!

by August 13, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Here We Go: Another Chance to Win a Share of $300 by Playing Some Fantasy Baseball

Here We Go: Another Chance to Win a Share of $300 by Playing Some Fantasy Baseball

You’re running out of opportunities to play in these – folks are always happy when they do.

by August 13, 2012 Meta

Pre-Gamin’: Astros v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Astros v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

It’s Shark Week. And possibly Shark Night.

by August 13, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Michael Bowden Recalled from Iowa, Brooks Raley Sent Back to Iowa

Michael Bowden Recalled from Iowa, Brooks Raley Sent Back to Iowa

Don’t worry, though – Raley could be back for his next start.

More on the Chicago Cubs’ New Scouting Director Jaron Madison, and on Tim Wilken’s Promotion

More on the Chicago Cubs’ New Scouting Director Jaron Madison, and on Tim Wilken’s Promotion

Wilken is now a Special Assistant, which he’s thrilled about, and the Cubs’ front office continues to overflow with talent.

Cubs First Base Prospect Dan Vogelbach is Destroying the Low Minors

Cubs First Base Prospect Dan Vogelbach is Destroying the Low Minors

How excited should we be about the young man’s recent hot stretch, and how concerned should we be about his slow start?