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Kyle Hendricks Is the NL Rookie of the Month – How Good Was He? How Good Can He Be?

Kyle Hendricks Is the NL Rookie of the Month – How Good Was He? How Good Can He Be?

The Cubs didn’t lose a single game that Hendricks started in August. What do they have in this young man going forward?

by September 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Should Yasmani Tomas Be the Chicago Cubs’ Top Positional Target This Offseason?

Emphasis on “positional” there. In a market very thin on options, a 23-year-old big-time corner outfield bat has to look pretty attractive.

by September 3, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Did the Cubs See an Attendance Bump Yesterday? How Are Things Looking Going Forward?

Did the Cubs See an Attendance Bump Yesterday? How Are Things Looking Going Forward?

Will the Cubs see a huge attendance decline this year as many projected?

by September 2, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Arismendy Alcantara Hit His Seventh Homer Yesterday, Let’s Discuss (VIDEO)

Arismendy Alcantara Hit His Seventh Homer Yesterday, Let’s Discuss (VIDEO)

Alcantara doesn’t get the hype of his fellow youngsters, but he’s poised to be a big part of the Cubs’ 2015 success.

by September 1, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Chicago Cubs Have Won 7 of 9, Which Means We Should Talk

The Chicago Cubs Have Won 7 of 9, Which Means We Should Talk

This is fun, isn’t it? Mostly, that’s what matters. But there are other things to discuss, too.

by August 27, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

Tsuyoshi Wada’s Impressive Performance and Impending Contract Decision

It wasn’t just yesterday – Wada’s been quite good for a while now. Let’s discuss his future with the Cubs.

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
About that Javier Baez Bunt

About that Javier Baez Bunt

Baez tried to beat a deep infield yesterday with a bunt for a hit and a runner on second. Good idea? Bad idea? Any future lessons?

by August 25, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Digging Into the Rooftop/City Lawsuit

This is a fairly complicated dispute, and the Cubs’ role is similarly tricky. How will it impact the plans for the renovation and outfield signage?

by August 19, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned: The Cubs Have Saved More than $6 Million This Year in Trades

And the front office could have a whole lot more to spend this offseason if they see some things they like.

by August 15, 2014 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Myles: WAR. It Is Good For… MVP Awards

Myles: WAR. It Is Good For… MVP Awards

Over the years, how well does WAR correlate with the MVP award? More than you might think.

by August 13, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

The Thing You Should Be Reading Today: Rany Jazayerli on the Cubs’ Rebuild, and the Coming Wave

Folks will soon be buying into the Chicago Cubs as possible 2015 contenders.

by August 12, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

The GIF of the Day: Gary Sheffield and Javier Baez, Side By Side

It’s a thing of freaking beauty. (But let’s talk about Sheffield versus Baez before anyone goes crazy.)

by August 8, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

Edwin Jackson’s Big Night, Bad Season, and Future With or Without the Chicago Cubs

He’s coming off his best start in a long time, but does it matter? What about the rest of his season? And what about trade rumors?

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

Javier Baez Promotion Analysis: Expectations, Roster Moves, Implications, Service Time, More

There are a number of angles to explore as we discuss today’s big news: Javier Baez is on the way.

by August 4, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

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