The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

The Increasing Importance of Power in Baseball, and the Cubs’ Excellent Position

Power is becoming harder to find in the big league game, but the Cubs are doing exceedingly well there.

Kyle Hendricks Knows What He Needs to Know to Succeed at the Next Level

Kyle Hendricks Knows What He Needs to Know to Succeed at the Next Level

The Cubs’ minor league pitcher of the year in 2013 works to stay ahead of hitters, and prepares for a transition to the bigs.

Justin Grimm: His Pitch Mix, His Role, and Flying Under the Radar in 2014

Justin Grimm: His Pitch Mix, His Role, and Flying Under the Radar in 2014

Is there a reason Grimm seemed to struggle after April last year with the Rangers? And is he primed to break out?

Mike Olt’s Eyes, His 2013 Season, and His Future with the Cubs

Mike Olt’s Eyes, His 2013 Season, and His Future with the Cubs

After dealing with a unique health problem, Olt says he feels like himself again. Can he be the Cubs’ answer at third?

Sahadev: The Broader Implications of Landing Mashiro Tanaka

Sahadev: The Broader Implications of Landing Mashiro Tanaka

Sure, Tanaka might be a nice piece for the Cubs. But actually adding him would say a whole lot about the future.

Sahadev: He Was No Cub, But Frank Thomas Was Something to Watch in Chicago

Sahadev: He Was No Cub, But Frank Thomas Was Something to Watch in Chicago

Last week’s Hall of Fame results honored one of the best hitters in recent memory.

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Is He Actually Worth the Huge Investment for the Cubs?

Obsessive Tanaka Watch: Is He Actually Worth the Huge Investment for the Cubs?

When you really break it down, the question is much more difficult than we may have previously thought.

The Complexities of the Jeff Samardzija Situation, and Impact of the Outcome

The Complexities of the Jeff Samardzija Situation, and Impact of the Outcome

Sahadev Sharma writes about extending or trading Samardzija, and whether a trade necessarily signals a longer rebuild.