Analysis and Commentary


Tentative Cubs Postseason Roster Balance: 14 Position Players, 11 Pitchers

Tentative Cubs Postseason Roster Balance: 14 Position Players, 11 Pitchers

But who makes it and who doesn’t? How do the Cubs even go about making these choices?

by September 29, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Delicate, Frustrating Balance of Preparation and Competitiveness and Other Bullets

The Delicate, Frustrating Balance of Preparation and Competitiveness and Other Bullets

As we saw last night, sometimes the two goals will butt up against each other in an untenable way.


John Lackey’s First Year with the Cubs – Did They Get Their Money’s Worth? (Very Yes)

John Lackey’s First Year with the Cubs – Did They Get Their Money’s Worth? (Very Yes)

Saved you a click. But, you know, click anyway. Because John Lackey’s been really good.

by September 28, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Does the 2016 Cubs Team Beat Up on the 2015 Cubs Team? And Other Bullets

Does the 2016 Cubs Team Beat Up on the 2015 Cubs Team? And Other Bullets

Pretty fun to think about …

Kyle Hendricks is Baseball’s ERA Leader at 1.99, and Still Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

Kyle Hendricks is Baseball’s ERA Leader at 1.99, and Still Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

The ERA leader deserves a lot of the credit, not just the defense behind him.

by September 27, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Addison Russell’s Beautiful Play, Beautiful Season, and Gold Glove Chances

Addison Russell’s Beautiful Play, Beautiful Season, and Gold Glove Chances

Addison Russell once again showed off why he deserves to be in the Gold Glove conversation.

by September 27, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
100 Wins, Cubs Executive Questions, Chris Coghlan’s Heat, and Other Bullets

100 Wins, Cubs Executive Questions, Chris Coghlan’s Heat, and Other Bullets

A special thing happened last night, and we’d do well to enjoy it.


Jon Lester’s Big Night and the Cy Young Race

Jon Lester’s Big Night and the Cy Young Race

Jon Lester has been nothing short of amazing this season, and he might get recognized for it.

The Overwhelming Loss of Jose Fernandez

The Overwhelming Loss of Jose Fernandez

There is no script for talking about these things.

by September 25, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jake Arrieta Had One of His Best Games of the Year, and Excitement is Warranted

Jake Arrieta Had One of His Best Games of the Year, and Excitement is Warranted

Jake Arrieta looked so good yesterday for so many reasons.

by September 24, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Tale of the Tape: Lester and Hendricks Would Vote for Each Other for Cy Young

Tale of the Tape: Lester and Hendricks Would Vote for Each Other for Cy Young

But who should receive your vote? (Don’t be silly. You don’t have a vote.)


Playoff Roster Considerations, and the Cubs’ Lefty Bench Bats: Coghlan, La Stella, Montero

Playoff Roster Considerations, and the Cubs’ Lefty Bench Bats: Coghlan, La Stella, Montero

Would you want to see the Cubs carry three lefty bats into the postseason? If so, how are these guys doing lately?

by September 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Hammel’s Home Cookin’, Playoff Tickets, Huge Attendance, and Other Bullets

Hammel’s Home Cookin’, Playoff Tickets, Huge Attendance, and Other Bullets

Also, a bit on batted ball data and how hard Kris Bryant does or does not hit the ball. Say, these are some packed Bullets!