Analysis and Commentary


The Cubs Have Actually Been Even Better Than Their 13-4 Record and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have Actually Been Even Better Than Their 13-4 Record and Other Bullets

How’s this for mind-blowing: the Cubs have been unlucky this year to be 13-4.

Ask Away: Displacing Regulars, Soler’s Defense, Amusement Park Rides, More

Ask Away: Displacing Regulars, Soler’s Defense, Amusement Park Rides, More

Is there any chance a breakout AAA performance could lead to a starting job at the big league level, given the Cubs’ roster?

by April 22, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

Jake Arrieta’s Special Night Was a Special Night for So Many – More Fun, More Videos

Jake Arrieta’s Special Night Was a Special Night for So Many – More Fun, More Videos

An incredible night with incredible meaning. So much to get into and enjoy.

How Kyle Schwarber’s Injury Will Impact the Cubs’ Catching Rotation

How Kyle Schwarber’s Injury Will Impact the Cubs’ Catching Rotation

Kyle Schwarber’s season-ending injury means a projected workload increase for the Cubs’ veteran catchers.

by April 21, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Controversy and Competitiveness Attend the Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry and Other Bullets

Controversy and Competitiveness Attend the Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry and Other Bullets

It wouldn’t be Cubs-Cards without a bunch of extra stuff, would it?

Fun with Cubs Pitchers’ Offense: They’re Better Hitters Than Eight Teams’ Whole Roster

Fun with Cubs Pitchers’ Offense: They’re Better Hitters Than Eight Teams’ Whole Roster

The pitchers have an 84 wRC+, which is not too shabby at all.

by April 20, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

The Cubs Absolutely Crushed the Ball Last Night, Even When the Results Weren’t There

The Cubs Absolutely Crushed the Ball Last Night, Even When the Results Weren’t There

Lasers all night long.

by April 19, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Addison Russell’s Improved Eye is Helping the Cubs In Many Ways

Addison Russell’s Improved Eye is Helping the Cubs In Many Ways

Addison Russell is being more selective and the result is a more productive bottom of the order.

by April 19, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
John Lackey’s Performance May Have Been Even More Impressive Than You Realized

John Lackey’s Performance May Have Been Even More Impressive Than You Realized

Lackey’s offspeed stuff was so on point last night that it was basically unhittable, even though the Cardinals’ batters kept trying to hit it.

by April 19, 2016 Analysis and Commentary

The Best Pitching in Baseball? Yup, It’s Been the Cubs and Other Bullets

The Best Pitching in Baseball? Yup, It’s Been the Cubs and Other Bullets

Best ERA in baseball? Crazy starting pitcher streak? Killer bullpen performance? Yes, yes, yes. Also: how did Heyward and Lackey react to booing?

Watch Dexter Fowler Give the Cubs the Only Run They Needed, and Let’s Discuss His Value

Watch Dexter Fowler Give the Cubs the Only Run They Needed, and Let’s Discuss His Value

The most valuable player in baseball so far this year? Technically, it’s Fowler.

Let’s Talk About the Cubs’ Various Low Batting Averages, and Why I’m Not Concerned

Let’s Talk About the Cubs’ Various Low Batting Averages, and Why I’m Not Concerned

The discussion is useful and instructive, but I gotta tell you that I don’t think there’s much here right now.

by April 18, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jon Lester’s Great Outing Was Just the Latest in a Long Stretch of Awesome

Jon Lester’s Great Outing Was Just the Latest in a Long Stretch of Awesome

Lester’s been really good for the Cubs for a really long time. Yesterday, despite the loss, he was fantastic. And he doubled!