Analysis and Commentary


Was Jason Heyward’s Homer an Adequate Silver Lining? Now Has 8-Game Hitting Streak

Was Jason Heyward’s Homer an Adequate Silver Lining? Now Has 8-Game Hitting Streak

Maaaaaybe things are turning around a bit for him finally?

Is the Cardinals’ Voodoo Magic Reaching the End of Its Shelf Life?

Is the Cardinals’ Voodoo Magic Reaching the End of Its Shelf Life?

Annually one of the most fortunate teams in baseball, the Cardinals have been on the short end of the stick so far this year.


Mike Trout, Spurious Rumors, Trade Speculation, and the Chicago Cubs

Mike Trout, Spurious Rumors, Trade Speculation, and the Chicago Cubs

The idea of the Angels trading Trout at some point is not so crazy. Talking about Cubs packages for him right now, though, probably is (a little).

Ready to Get Back to Baseball with a Big Road Trip and Other Bullets

Ready to Get Back to Baseball with a Big Road Trip and Other Bullets

The Cubs head out for nine games, and it remains necessary to properly calibrate expectations.

The Chicago Cubs Have Been Incredibly Good at Turning Ground Balls Into Outs

The Chicago Cubs Have Been Incredibly Good at Turning Ground Balls Into Outs

Jake Arrieta and his teammates have turned ground balls into outs at an extremely high percentage.

by May 16, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Jason Heyward Isn’t Alone Among Big 2015 Free Agent Signings Having a Slow Start

Jason Heyward Isn’t Alone Among Big 2015 Free Agent Signings Having a Slow Start

Jason Heyward and several other big-money free agent signings have struggled mightily out of the gate.

by May 15, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
The Pirates Seem Pretty Perturbed by the Cubs These Days and Other Bullets

The Pirates Seem Pretty Perturbed by the Cubs These Days and Other Bullets

Suggesting Arrieta hit Kang on purpose yesterday, for example. Also: the Cubs are leading the Central by a really wide margin at this point.


Jake Arrieta Was Ridiculously Good Today – Maybe the Best He’s Been All Year (VIDEO)

Jake Arrieta Was Ridiculously Good Today – Maybe the Best He’s Been All Year (VIDEO)

That might sound like a stretch for a guy who threw a no-hitter this season, but man, he was on.

Addison Russell’s Transformation, and Maybe Transcendence, Is Happening Right Now

Addison Russell’s Transformation, and Maybe Transcendence, Is Happening Right Now

Russell was always believed to be a future star. He’s well on his way this season.

by May 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Hector Rondon’s Blistering Start, and Atypical Career Trajectory

Hector Rondon’s Blistering Start, and Atypical Career Trajectory

The Cubs stole a stud in Hector Rondon to close games out, not unlike the way they stole a stud in Jake Arrieta to start games off.

by May 13, 2016 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Surprise, the Cubs Are Still Crazy Good

Cubs Off-Day Check-In: Surprise, the Cubs Are Still Crazy Good

Even after yesterday’s ugliness, the Chicago Cubs are still on top of the league in just about every way.


John Lackey Was Not Happy About Christian Bethancourt’s Homer (VIDEO)

John Lackey Was Not Happy About Christian Bethancourt’s Homer (VIDEO)

Bethancourt crushed the game-winner last night, but Lackey didn’t like him admiring it.

There Are No Great Answers to Questions About Jorge Soler and Other Bullets

There Are No Great Answers to Questions About Jorge Soler and Other Bullets

We have to talk about Soler right now, but the spot remains tough. Let me explain. Or try, anyway.