Articles by: Luis Medina


BIF: Today is the 25th Anniversary of “Homer at the Bat” – Who Would Make Mr. Burns’ Squad Today?

BIF: Today is the 25th Anniversary of “Homer at the Bat” – Who Would Make Mr. Burns’ Squad Today?

From Baseball is Fun: Gotta get Kris Bryant in there somewhere. Just no catastrophes to befall him!

by February 20, 2017 Baseball is Fun
BIF: Carter Capps is Back, Sporting His Uniquely Incredible (Illegal?) Delivery

BIF: Carter Capps is Back, Sporting His Uniquely Incredible (Illegal?) Delivery

From Baseball is Fun: It’s a thing of beauty to watch … but how is it still legal?

by February 15, 2017 Baseball is Fun

Cubs Prospect Notes: Who’s Most Ready, State of the Pitchers, Jimenez, PCL Travels, More

Cubs Prospect Notes: Who’s Most Ready, State of the Pitchers, Jimenez, PCL Travels, More

With Spring Training on tap, Cubs fans can get a great look at some up-and-coming Minor Leaguers.

by February 14, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
BIF: Netflix and Grill? Prince Fielder Will Be Hosting A Cooking Show (No, Really)

BIF: Netflix and Grill? Prince Fielder Will Be Hosting A Cooking Show (No, Really)

From Baseball is Fun: Prince Fielder has found a delicious way to spend his life after baseball.

by February 12, 2017 Baseball is Fun
BIF: Ivan Rodriguez Was the Real Winner of the Infamous Robin Ventura-Nolan Ryan Tussle

BIF: Ivan Rodriguez Was the Real Winner of the Infamous Robin Ventura-Nolan Ryan Tussle

From Baseball is Fun: Turns out we don’t know as much as we thought we knew about Ryan whoopin’ Ventura.

by February 9, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Cubs Prospect Notes: Happ, Jimenez, Cease, Underwood, Pitching Depth, and a Second Base Sleeper

Cubs Prospect Notes: Happ, Jimenez, Cease, Underwood, Pitching Depth, and a Second Base Sleeper

More from Jason McLeod and Keith Law on a number of Cubs prospects.

by February 8, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Pace of Play, World Baseball Classic, Travel Restrictions, More

Commissioner Manfred Speaks: Pace of Play, World Baseball Classic, Travel Restrictions, More

Pace of play remains a priority for Rob Manfred, who also weighs in on the WBC, game streaming, no worries about a travel ban and more.

by February 4, 2017 MLB News and Rumors

Winning Championships With Outfield Defense; Can Cubs Do It Again With a Different Group?

Winning Championships With Outfield Defense; Can Cubs Do It Again With a Different Group?

The Cubs build a championship-caliber outfield where line drives went to die in 2016. Can they do it again in 2017?

by February 3, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
MLBits: Cardinals Overcoming Hack, Indians Add Logan, Coghlan Signs, Otani WBC Update, More

MLBits: Cardinals Overcoming Hack, Indians Add Logan, Coghlan Signs, Otani WBC Update, More

A look around baseball as the Cardinals try to overcome their hack penalty, the Indians adding talent, life on the waiver wire and more.

by February 3, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Pitchers and the Pitches that Get Them the Whiffs

Cubs Pitchers and the Pitches that Get Them the Whiffs

Which Cubs pitchers get the most swings and misses, and which pitches do the trick?

by February 1, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
BIF: Thanks, Replay: Javy Baez (Almost) Made the Play of the 2016 Season

BIF: Thanks, Replay: Javy Baez (Almost) Made the Play of the 2016 Season

Baseball is Fun: He got the out the first time, though, and that’s all that matters.

by January 31, 2017 Baseball is Fun

MLBits: Thomas Calls Out PED Hall of Famers, D-Backs Regrets, Holding Back Urias, More

MLBits: Thomas Calls Out PED Hall of Famers, D-Backs Regrets, Holding Back Urias, More

Frank Thomas didn’t name names, but it sure sounds like he’s calling out Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez.

by January 31, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
BIF: Life Was Better When Bonds, Griffey, Lofton, and Sanders Were in a Slam Dunk Contest

BIF: Life Was Better When Bonds, Griffey, Lofton, and Sanders Were in a Slam Dunk Contest

From Baseball is Fun: Yes, this is really a thing that happened. And I miss it.

by January 28, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Is Neuroscience Baseball’s Next Market Inefficiency? If So, the Cubs Are in a Good Spot

Is Neuroscience Baseball’s Next Market Inefficiency? If So, the Cubs Are in a Good Spot

Brain power could literally be the next tool to scout.

MLBits: Holland Signs, All Free Agent Teams, Epic Bat-Flips, Valbuena vs. Trumbo, More

MLBits: Holland Signs, All Free Agent Teams, Epic Bat-Flips, Valbuena vs. Trumbo, More

Greg Holland signed with the Rockies, Scott Feldman signed with the Reds, and much more from around baseball.

by January 26, 2017 MLB News and Rumors