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Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

Javier Baez Was Solid at Second Base Last Night, Will Be There For “Several Days

If Baez gets an extended look at second base, does it tell us anything about what’s coming?

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Sorting Out the Chicago Cubs’ Roster Situation Coming Out of the Break

Does Arismendy Alcantara stick around? For how long? And who else goes out?

by July 17, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

Happy Kyle Hendricks Day – What to Watch for in the Pitching Prospect’s Debut

The 24-year-old righty faces the Reds today at 11:35am CT. Cookies!

Let’s Talk About the Losing Streak and Other Bullets

Let’s Talk About the Losing Streak and Other Bullets

A whole lotta Bullets today. The losing, the ejection, the Rizzo, the outsider/insider dynamic, the Tanaka injury, and much more.

So, About that PTBNL in the Samardzija/Hammel Trade

So, About that PTBNL in the Samardzija/Hammel Trade

What does the timing look like, and how valuable might the piece be for the Cubs?

Analyzing Tsuyoshi Wada’s Big League Debut: What Did We See?

Analyzing Tsuyoshi Wada’s Big League Debut: What Did We See?

To my untrained eye, I saw a guy who could be a big league starter, albeit in a back-end role.

by July 9, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Farewell, Jeff Samardzija

Farewell, Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija’s was an interesting story from beginning to end with the Cubs, repeatedly making me feel stupid in the best way possible.

by July 7, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
What Happens to the Chicago Cubs Rotation in the Near-Term, with Samardzija and Hammel Gone?

What Happens to the Chicago Cubs Rotation in the Near-Term, with Samardzija and Hammel Gone?

The Cubs have a number of interesting options, including lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, whom they just added to the 40-man roster.

Guest Post: Buried By the Fourth of July

Guest Post: Buried By the Fourth of July

Ever wonder how frequently the Cubs are “in contention” come the Fourth of July? Spoiler alert: it’s not often.

by July 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Death of the 2014 Red Sox, and the Dream of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

The Death of the 2014 Red Sox, and the Dream of the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Are there real, meaningful implications of the Cubs’ sweep of the Red Sox? Is there meaning here, or are we just reaching?

by July 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Early Thoughts on (Presently) Quiet IFA Day for the Chicago Cubs

Does it mean anything? Other than the fact that we jumped the gun on anticipating action?

Jake Arrieta Praise from All Corners, and Notes on His Dominance

Jake Arrieta Praise from All Corners, and Notes on His Dominance

Folks are catching on to just how good Arrieta has been. Again and again and again.

by July 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Is It Really Fair or Accurate to Say Jeff Samardzija’s Had a Bad June?

Is It Really Fair or Accurate to Say Jeff Samardzija’s Had a Bad June?

He didn’t get great results Saturday night, and his June 1 start in Milwaukee was a disaster. But what about in-between? And what about arbitrary endpoints?

by June 30, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Moment to Awe at Anthony Rizzo’s Season, and to Share a Great Article on His Development

A Moment to Awe at Anthony Rizzo’s Season, and to Share a Great Article on His Development

Rizzo has been unquestionably fantastic this year, and his approach at the plate embodies the Cubs’ philosophy.

by June 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

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