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Fun With Jake Arrieta’s Big Night: One of the Best Cubs Pitching Performances in a Long Time

Fun With Jake Arrieta’s Big Night: One of the Best Cubs Pitching Performances in a Long Time

Not only was it one of the best outings of the season – you have to go way back to find comparable starts. Some guy named Wood.

by September 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Off-Day Standings Check-In: Chicago Cubs 6th From the Bottom

Off-Day Standings Check-In: Chicago Cubs 6th From the Bottom

The Cubs’ schedule the rest of the way is relatively difficult.

by September 11, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Continued Problem of Defensive Valuation and WAR

The Continued Problem of Defensive Valuation and WAR

We know that the WAR statistic is not perfect, and we know that the defensive component is especially troublesome. But what do we do about it?

by September 8, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, MLB News and Rumors
Unpacking Travis Wood’s Ugly 2014 Season – Why Has It Happened, and What Does It Mean?

Unpacking Travis Wood’s Ugly 2014 Season – Why Has It Happened, and What Does It Mean?

So many things have contributed to Travis Wood’s ugly 2014 season, and his future beyond this season is now unclear.

by September 8, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Lesson of the Present Day New York Yankees

The Lesson of the Present Day New York Yankees

The Cubs’ approach of recent years couldn’t be more different from the Yankees’. How are things looking in New York these days?

by September 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Kyle Hendricks Is the NL Rookie of the Month – How Good Was He? How Good Can He Be?

Kyle Hendricks Is the NL Rookie of the Month – How Good Was He? How Good Can He Be?

The Cubs didn’t lose a single game that Hendricks started in August. What do they have in this young man going forward?

by September 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Emphasis on “positional” there. In a market very thin on options, a 23-year-old big-time corner outfield bat has to look pretty attractive.

by September 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Did the Cubs See an Attendance Bump Yesterday? How Are Things Looking Going Forward?

Did the Cubs See an Attendance Bump Yesterday? How Are Things Looking Going Forward?

Will the Cubs see a huge attendance decline this year as many projected?

by September 2, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Arismendy Alcantara Hit His Seventh Homer Yesterday, Let’s Discuss (VIDEO)

Arismendy Alcantara Hit His Seventh Homer Yesterday, Let’s Discuss (VIDEO)

Alcantara doesn’t get the hype of his fellow youngsters, but he’s poised to be a big part of the Cubs’ 2015 success.

by September 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Chicago Cubs Have Won 7 of 9, Which Means We Should Talk

The Chicago Cubs Have Won 7 of 9, Which Means We Should Talk

This is fun, isn’t it? Mostly, that’s what matters. But there are other things to discuss, too.

by August 27, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

It wasn’t just yesterday – Wada’s been quite good for a while now. Let’s discuss his future with the Cubs.

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
About that Javier Baez Bunt

About that Javier Baez Bunt

Baez tried to beat a deep infield yesterday with a bunt for a hit and a runner on second. Good idea? Bad idea? Any future lessons?

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

This is a fairly complicated dispute, and the Cubs’ role is similarly tricky. How will it impact the plans for the renovation and outfield signage?

by August 19, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

And the front office could have a whole lot more to spend this offseason if they see some things they like.

by August 15, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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