Analysis and Commentary


Javy Baez’s Elite Tagging Skills Come in for Love

Javy Baez’s Elite Tagging Skills Come in for Love

Javy Baez has an elite, but rarely-cited defensive skill.

by September 14, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jason Hammel and the Home Run Problem and Other Bullets

Jason Hammel and the Home Run Problem and Other Bullets

Hammel, lately especially, has been plagued by the long ball. It would be a particular risk in the playoffs.


Javy Baez is Cubs’ Emergency Catcher, You Must Fight Urge to Hope for Emergency

Javy Baez is Cubs’ Emergency Catcher, You Must Fight Urge to Hope for Emergency

It would be fun, but I don’t think we’ll get there.

Addison Russell Steals a Hit, Cardinals Fan Tries to Steal a Glove (VIDEOS)

Addison Russell Steals a Hit, Cardinals Fan Tries to Steal a Glove (VIDEOS)

AKA: The plays that helped (at the time) preserve Kyle Hendricks’ no-hitter.

Kyle Hendricks Did Not Throw His First Career No-Hitter, But He’s Still Awesome

Kyle Hendricks Did Not Throw His First Career No-Hitter, But He’s Still Awesome

It was a wonderful night and continues a wonderful season.

The Cubs Continue to Limit Hard Contact – Including The Sixth Man in the Rotation

The Cubs Continue to Limit Hard Contact – Including The Sixth Man in the Rotation

The three guys at the top of the Cubs’ rotation have been hard to hit this year. And so has that new guy.

by September 12, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Addison Russell Reaches the 20 Homer Plateau, an Incredibly Impressive Feat

Addison Russell Reaches the 20 Homer Plateau, an Incredibly Impressive Feat

The 22-year-old shortstop has already secured a notable place in Cubs history.


A Good Thing You Haven’t Noticed: A Look At Jorge Soler’s Defensive Progress

A Good Thing You Haven’t Noticed: A Look At Jorge Soler’s Defensive Progress

Jorge Soler hasn’t been a butcher in the outfield, but where can he stand to make some improvements?

by September 11, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Eloy Jimenez Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star First Team

Eloy Jimenez Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star First Team

A huge breakout year for a huge prospect.

The Recent Positive Offensive Bump for Jason Heyward Has Faded

The Recent Positive Offensive Bump for Jason Heyward Has Faded

Although there was a nice little stretch there in late August, it hasn’t carried over into September.

by September 9, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
On the Importance of Pro Scouting

On the Importance of Pro Scouting

Something you’ll want to read today while you wait for tonight’s game.


Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Noun – Verb – Adverb – Cubs – Good – Something

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Noun – Verb – Adverb – Cubs – Good – Something

We’re running out of words to describe this team.

By One Measure, Carl Edwards Jr. Ranks Among the Best in Baseball

By One Measure, Carl Edwards Jr. Ranks Among the Best in Baseball

You knew Edwards had been good, but did you know why?

by September 8, 2016 Analysis and Commentary