Articles by: Brett Taylor

The National League Should Probably Adopt the Designated Hitter

The National League Should Probably Adopt the Designated Hitter

An argument I never thought I’d make. But the discussion is making the rounds again, and I think I’ve got to pick a side.

by January 3, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
Thoughts, Quotes, Reactions, and Video from Yesterday’s Edwin Jackson Introductory Press Conference

Thoughts, Quotes, Reactions, and Video from Yesterday’s Edwin Jackson Introductory Press Conference

The Cubs’ new righty had a great answer when asked why he’s been on so many teams.

by January 3, 2013 Chicago Cubs News

Draft Changes and Unintended Consequences and Other Bullets

Draft Changes and Unintended Consequences and Other Bullets

The twin changes of free agent compensation and draft bonus pools have dramatically altered the free agent market.

Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Chicago Cubs’ Edwin Jackson Signing Officially Official

Hey, it actually happened! Four years and $52 million.

by January 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs Transactions
Lukewarm Stove: Ethier/Bourn, Dodgers/Mariners, Soriano, Stanton, Price, More

Lukewarm Stove: Ethier/Bourn, Dodgers/Mariners, Soriano, Stanton, Price, More

A Dodgers/Mariners rumor floating around could change the outfield landscape dramatically.

Guest Post: The Bullpen, Lefties, and the Departure of Jeff Beliveau

Guest Post: The Bullpen, Lefties, and the Departure of Jeff Beliveau

How much did the loss of Jeff Beliveau actually hurt the Cubs?

by January 2, 2013 Analysis and Commentary

Cubs Resolve to Avoid Last Place and Other Bullets

Cubs Resolve to Avoid Last Place and Other Bullets

Of course, that’ll be slightly more difficult with the Astros moving to the American League.

Happy New Year 2013 and Other Bullets

Happy New Year 2013 and Other Bullets

I hope you all had a safe and happy celebration yesterday, and stand ready to enter the new year with vigor.

by January 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs News
Meta: As the Year Ends, You Are Reminded of the BN Universe

Meta: As the Year Ends, You Are Reminded of the BN Universe

Consume! Hurry, before 2012 ends!

by December 31, 2012 Meta
Unclench: Yuniesky Betancourt Likely Not on the Cubs’ Radar

Unclench: Yuniesky Betancourt Likely Not on the Cubs’ Radar

At least not as third base competition for Ian Stewart.

by December 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Tribune Company is Exiting Bankruptcy and Other Bullets

The Tribune Company is Exiting Bankruptcy and Other Bullets

Although they don’t (fully) own the Cubs anymore, it could still have implications for the Cubs.

by December 31, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Soriano and the Phillies, Stanton, Howell, Upton

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano and the Phillies, Stanton, Howell, Upton

The Cubs and Phillies may already have the parameters of an Alfonso Soriano deal in place.

Matt Garza Guarantees He’ll Be Ready to Go Next Year and Other Bullets

Matt Garza Guarantees He’ll Be Ready to Go Next Year and Other Bullets

He says he’d be able to begin Spring Training right away if it started tomorrow. Good, good.

by December 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Ah, the Justin Upton Trade Rumors Are Coming Back

Lukewarm Stove: Ah, the Justin Upton Trade Rumors Are Coming Back

Are they even relevant to the Cubs at this point? If they are, should the Cubs be trying to make a move?

A Bit More on Michael Bourn and the Chicago Cubs

A Bit More on Michael Bourn and the Chicago Cubs

A couple analyses attach the Cubs to Bourn, who is still looking for a job.

by December 28, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors