Articles by: Luis Medina


BIF: Derrek Lee Circa 2005 Was a Monster and Probably Should Have Been the MVP

BIF: Derrek Lee Circa 2005 Was a Monster and Probably Should Have Been the MVP

Baseball is Fun: Dude led the league in hits, doubles, batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, and total bases!

by January 20, 2017 Baseball is Fun
BIF: Wrigley Field Was Ranked as One of the Happiest Places on Earth

BIF: Wrigley Field Was Ranked as One of the Happiest Places on Earth

Baseball is Fun: After 108 years of sadness, Wrigley Field is now considered one of the happiest places … in the entire WORLD.

by January 19, 2017 Baseball is Fun

John Lackey and the Difference Between His Performance Before and After Injury

John Lackey and the Difference Between His Performance Before and After Injury

An August shoulder injury seemed to keep John Lackey from finishing on a high note, even after returning from the DL.

by January 19, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
Did Hall of Fame Voters Miss the Boat on Former Cub Lee Smith?

Did Hall of Fame Voters Miss the Boat on Former Cub Lee Smith?

The former long-time Cubs reliever has fallen off the Hall of Fame ballot – should he have been given more consideration?

by January 19, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
BIF: Hall-of-Famer Pudge Rodriguez at His Best Throwing Out Base Stealers

BIF: Hall-of-Famer Pudge Rodriguez at His Best Throwing Out Base Stealers

Baseball is Fun: Oh, so *that’s* what a HOF cannon looks like.

by January 19, 2017 Baseball is Fun
MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

MLBits: Trump Meets Manfred, Dodgers as MLB’s Best, Tommy John Alternative, Hall of Fame Trout, More

Are the Dodgers better than the Cubs? President-elect Trump meets with MLB’s commissioner. A new surgery for pitching elbows could help. And more.

by January 11, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Addison Russell is a Top 10 Shortstop and Still Has Room For Improvement

Addison Russell is a Top 10 Shortstop and Still Has Room For Improvement

Even at a loaded position, it’s not hard to argue that Russell stands out among big league shortstops.


BIF: Steven Souza’s Rain-Soaked Little League Home Run is Why You #SometimesBunt

BIF: Steven Souza’s Rain-Soaked Little League Home Run is Why You #SometimesBunt

Baseball is Fun: Never say never, and #SometimesBunt.

by January 6, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Are You Ready for Some Wrigley Football? Bowl Game and Northwestern Football Coming

Are You Ready for Some Wrigley Football? Bowl Game and Northwestern Football Coming

College football looks to be on its way back to Wrigley Field – and it could host a coveted bowl game.

by January 6, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Fastball Spin Rate: Edwards Good and High, Montgomery Good and Low

Fastball Spin Rate: Edwards Good and High, Montgomery Good and Low

Carl Edwards Jr. and Mike Montgomery have fastballs that are polar opposites, but both are great for different reasons.

by January 5, 2017 Analysis and Commentary
BIF: Ye Olde Rules of Baseball or: Why Don’t You Learn Something Today?

BIF: Ye Olde Rules of Baseball or: Why Don’t You Learn Something Today?

Baseball is Fun: How does facing Randy Johnson from 45 feet sound? Terrifying. It sounds terrifying.

by January 5, 2017 Baseball is Fun

MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

MLBits: Questions For NL Central Foes, Top Remaining Free Agents, Odd Baseball Plays, More

The Cardinals, Brewers and Pirates all have looming questions. Toronto has an identity crisis. And a look at MLB’s oddest plays.

by January 4, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
BIF: Making it Home in A Hurry: Byron Buxton and the Extreme-iest Homers from 2016

BIF: Making it Home in A Hurry: Byron Buxton and the Extreme-iest Homers from 2016

Baseball is Fun: Home to home in 14.05 seconds … I can’t even type this sentence that fast.

by January 3, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Looking at Less-Discussed Cubs In-House Relief Options: Pena, Zastryzny, Johnson

Looking at Less-Discussed Cubs In-House Relief Options: Pena, Zastryzny, Johnson

The Cubs have some intriguing, but inexperienced internal options to fill relief roles in 2017.

by December 3, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Spend Big in the Bullpen? Value Provided By the 10 Highest-Paid Closers in MLB History

Spend Big in the Bullpen? Value Provided By the 10 Highest-Paid Closers in MLB History

There will be a new record contract for a closer by average annual value, but how have the highest paid relievers performed?